Nominations Sought For Spirit of Community Awards

September 22, 2011

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia students are invited to participate in the 17th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, the nation’s largest youth recognition program honoring outstanding community volunteers.

Winners of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and a trip to Washington, D.C. The awards are conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Two winners are chosen from each state and Washington, D.C.

Last school year, Lauren Lanier of Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School in Mason County and Kambria Price of C.W. Shipley Elementary School in Jefferson County were honored as West Virginia’s winners. The two were among more than 100 other top youth volunteers from across the county to be selected to receive the award.

To be considered for the award, students should submit completed applications by Nov. 1, 2011.  State honorees will be selected in February and travel to Washington, D.C., in May with a parent for the recognition event.

For more information about the award or to download an application, visit, or call 877-525-8491, or contact the Office of Communications at 304-558-2699.

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