Hodges Bend Middle School student named 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award Honoree
Summer White, a seventh-grader and Warrior College Readiness student at Hodges Bend Middle School, has been named a 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award honoree.
Created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program honors middle and high school students who are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and inspires others to think about how they might contribute to their communities.
Summer actively takes part in numerous volunteer efforts at her church, following in the footsteps of her role models – her mother and aunt. She also takes part in car washes, food drives and other community service projects in the Houston and Fort Bend areas.
“Young people who contribute their time and talents to their communities are role models for all of us,” said John Strangfeld, Chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial. “We salute their dedication, their achievements and their spirit of community.”
“I am proud of Summer’s commitment to others and especially to her community,” said Deidra Lyons-Lewis, Principal at Hodges Bend Middle School. “She demonstrates what students at Hodges Bend Middle School are taught and is quick to seek out opportunities to model good character each day.”
Summer is now eligible for the Texas Youth Volunteer of the Year Award, which will be announced in February. Two winners – one at the middle school level and one at the high school level – will be named and awarded a $1,000 award, a silver medal and a trip to Washington, D.C. for a recognition ceremony in May.
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