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Service Volunteer

April 2013

Dr. Barbara P. Bryant

TCHS Guidance Office


Tifton, GA - Logan Little, 18, of Tifton has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The award, which recognized Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was presented by the Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards program on behalf of Preside Barack Obama. Logan Little participated in the Spirit of Community Program this year as a representative of Tift County High School in Tifton, where she is a student.

Logan earned her award by volunteering many days during the summer at the Branch’s Veterinary Clinic. “I feel honored to have received this award.  I know that volunteering will be beneficial to me in the future, “ said Logan Little

Sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary Principals (NASSP), The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program recognized young people across America for outstanding community service activities.  More than 370,000 young people across America have been considered for these awards since the program began in 1995.

“The recipients of these awards vividly demonstrate that young people across America are making remarkable contributions to the health and vitality of their communities,” said John R. Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial.  “In recognizing these students and placing a spotlight on their volunteer service activities, we hope to motivate others to consider how they can also contribute to their community.

“Demonstrating civic responsibility though 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.”

Program applications were distributed last September through all public and private middle level and high schools, Girl Scouts councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs, and affiliates of HandsOn network.  After Local Honorees were named, state level judges selected State Honorees, Distinguished Finalists and Certificates of Excellence recipients.  Volunteer activities were judged on criteria such as personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact, and personal growth.

NASSP, based in Reston VA., is the preeminent organization of and national voice of middle level and high school principals, assistant principals and aspiring school leaders from across the United States and more than 45 countries around the world.  Prudential Financial, based in Newark, N.J., provides more than 50 million individual and institutional customers worldwide with life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, investment management, and real estate services.