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Hannah Violet recognized for volunteer service

April 28, 2013

Hannah Violet, a senior at Boonsboro High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with the state-level Certificate of Excellence from the 2013 Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards program, which signifies that she was among the top 10 percent of all applicants from Maryland in this year’s program. 

Her volunteer activities stood out as an impressive example of what young people can do to improve their communities.

Presented annually by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the awards honor young people across America for outstanding community service activities.

Hannah earned her award by planning and holding a prom in spring 2012 for all Washington County high school students who are part of the high school Life Skills classes.

Hannah served as a peer tutor for the Life Skills class at BHS during her 2012 school year.  Through her Girl Scouting, she planned the event and was awarded the Gold Award in Scouting for her efforts, as well.

Many hours of work and dedication went into the project. The reward was presenting a prom that was enjoyed by many students in the county. 

“It reminds me to always include disabled people in everything, always respect, help and include,”  Hannah said.

Peggy Pugh, BHS principal, nominated Hannah based on the self-initiated planning and implementing she did to achieve the end result, a special event held for county Life Skills students. She persevered and did not allow obstacles to stop her from achieving her goal.

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