Nominations Sought For Prudential Spirit Of Community Awards

September 21, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - For the past 10 years, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards have been given to nearly 600 middle level and high school students across West Virginia for helping the less fortunate, promoting health and serving their communities. Now the search begins to identify more young West Virginians who have made meaningful contributions to the communities over the past 12 months.  

The awards, presented nationwide by Prudential Financial, Inc., in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), honor outstanding community service by young people in grades five through 12. Last year’s winners from West Virginia were Katie Ridenour of Farmington and Shilo Summers of Monongah. Both were honored in Washington, D.C. for their community service.  

To be considered for the award, students should submit completed applications by October 31, 2005. State honorees will be selected in February and each will receive a $1,000 award, a silver medallion, and an all expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C with a parent for the recognition event scheduled for May 6-9 2006.  

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards represent the United States largest youth recognition program based solely on community service and have honored more than 60,000 young volunteers at local, state and national levels over the past ten years.  

For more information about the award or to download an application, visit or at or call toll-free 1-888-450-9961.  



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