Prudential Spirit Of Community Award Applications Now Available

September 22, 2004

Charleston, W.Va. - Community service has its rewards and one of those rewards is being recognized with a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. The award, presented nationwide by Prudential Financial, inc. in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, honors outstanding community service by young people in grades five through 12.  

For nearly ten years, more than 500 middle and high schools students from all over the Mountain State have been recognized with the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for helping the less fortunate, promoting health and safety, protecting the environment and serving the communities through various volunteer activities.  

The Prudential Spirit of Community Award represents the United States largest youth recognition program based solely on community service and has honored more than 55,000 young volunteers at local, state and national levels over the past decade. Last year, more than 23,000 students from across the country participated in the program.  

Students may obtain applications for the award at their middle and high schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H offices, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs, Camp Fire USA councils and member Volunteer Centers of the Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network. They also may be found at or Students must submit completed applications by October 29, 2004. Students will be selected in February 2005.  

Students selected for the award will receive $1,000, engraved silver medallions and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. with a parent for four days.  

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