Teague ISD Senior Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award
Teague, TX – Kayla Kimball, 18, a student of Teague High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer 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 granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Teague High School nominated Kayla for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service.
Kayla is involved in a host of activities at THS including THS Student Council (secretary), National Honor Society, Hispanic Honor Society, and she serves as a leader for Lions for the Lord. She is also actively involved in 4H and her church youth group. Additionally, she was a summer missionary intern last summer in Honduras where she was involved in activities such as leading church groups, meal preparation, visiting/ministering to villagers, and providing other services related to the mission field. Her high school principal, Tracie Ezell, spoke of her volunteer work saying, “Kayla Kimball is truly an exceptional young woman. She has a true servant’s heart with a passion for taking action to help those around her. Her dedication and steadfastness of spirit is an inspiration to all those who know her.”
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), recognizes middle level and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service.
“The recipients of these awards demonstrate that young people across America are making remarkable contributions to the health and vitality of their communities,” said John Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial. “By recognizing these students and placing a spotlight on their volunteer activities, we hope to motivate others to consider how they can also contribute to their community.”
"Demonstrating civic responsibility through 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."
Prudential Spirit of Community Award applications were distributed nationwide last September through middle level and high schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and Affiliates of Points of Light's HandsOn Network. These schools and officially-designated local organizations nominated Local Honorees, whose applications were advanced for state-level judging. In addition to granting President’s Volunteer Service Awards, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards selected State Honorees, Distinguished Finalists and Certificate of Excellence recipients. Volunteer activities were judged on criteria including personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact and personal growth.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ, HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER, FOR WINNING TEACHER OF THE MONTH AND CEPHAS BYRD, TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEE, FOR WINNING EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH! THIS MONTH WAS SPONSORED BY PROSPERITY BANK.
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