Faith Christian School, a distinctively Christian classical school serving students in grades K – 12, is pleased to announce that one of its students, Meredith Green, 17, daughter of Rev. & Mrs. Barry & Ann Green of Roanoke, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Service Award.
The award, which recognizes 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 Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. Meredith participated in the Spirit of Community program this year as a representative of Faith Christian School.
Meredith earned her award by tutoring in an Inner City Community Center, working with special needs adults, volunteering on various projects around the community, serving on Faith Christian School’s service society, Ministerium, as vice president to help raise money for cancer research, visiting nursing homes, Operation Christmas Child and tutoring a third grade student once a week.
“What I admire most about Meredith…is the humility that drives her to help others in need. Whether she is devoting herself to academics, performing on stage, tutoring inner city children or leading a Bible study, Meredith is a dependable leader who maintains a servants’ heart. The strength of her character is above reproach on any level, and the depth of her spiritual wisdom is beyond her years,” shares Stephanie Hopkins, FCS faculty member.
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Submitted by Susan Childs, Faith Christian School.
Read more about the Prudential Spirit of Community Award after the jump.
Sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes young people across America for outstanding community service activities. More than 345,000 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 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.”
Program applications were distributed last September through all public and private middle level and high schools, Girl Scout 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 Certificate of Excellence recipients. Volunteer activites were judged on criteria such as personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact, and personal growth.