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Milroy and Wooge Named USD 230â€™s Top Youth Volunteers of the Year
December 30, 2016
The Spring Hill School District recently named Megan Milroy, Spring Hill High School, and Cadence Wooge, Spring Hill Middle School, as its top youth volunteers of the year.
The honor was granted as part of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide youth volunteer recognition program sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
By selecting these youth volunteers, USD 230 has advanced their applications for state-level judging in the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Prudential will announce the Kansas top youth volunteers on February 7, 2017.
â€śWe are so proud of Megan and Cadence for their hard work and dedication. Their compassion for others is evident in their desire to serve their school and our community,â€ť says Dr. Wayne Burke, Superintendent.
As local honorees, Milroy and Wooge are now in the running to be named one of two Prudential Spirit of Community State Honorees for Kansas. State Honorees receive a $1,000 award and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for several days of special recognition events. Other state-level honorees will receive bronze medallions or Certificates of Excellence.
During Mayâ€™s national recognition events in Washington, Americaâ€™s top 10 youth volunteers of the year will be named by a distinguished selection committee. Each of these National Honorees will receive an additional $5,000, a crystal trophy for his or her school or organization, and a $5,000 Prudential Foundation grant for a charitable organization of their choice.
"Young people who contribute their time and talents to their communities are role models for all of us," said Prudential Chairman and CEO John Strangfeld. "We salute their dedication, their achievements, and their spirit of community."
"Demonstrating civic responsibility through community volunteerism is an important part of life," said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. "These Honorees practice a lesson we hope all young people, as well as adults, will emulate."
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards represents Americaâ€™s largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer service. Since 1995, the program has honored more than 115,000 youth volunteers at the local, state and national level. Learn more at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit.