As senior Caroline LaChance counts up the amount of time she spent volunteering at various places within the community, she makes sure everything is accounted for on her application form. As April comes to a close, LaChance and other students who have earned a PVSA award prepare to get recognized for their contributions to their community.
If you volunteer in the community or spend time doing community service, you can be awarded for your efforts. Senior Amanda Coursey won the gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award given to people who have participated in certain amounts of community service within one calendar year. “I was working with the pep squad last year, and just really enjoyed doing that, so I would spend my time with them, and like my Fridays I would go with them to the football games and stuff like that,” Coursey said. “Outside of that, I would be volunteering at a vet, because I want to become a veterinarian later on.”
Volunteers now have the chance to earn special recognition from President Barack Obama. The President’s Volunteer Service Award commends students who actively volunteer and serve their community.
With faculty sponsors of The President’s Volunteer Service Award, teachers Lynn Jedow and Robin Philbrick have truly made this years’ PVSA award an outstanding one at that.
by Sean Encino . Staff Writer| This year was a great leap forward for Johnson’s PTA-sponsored President Volunteer Service Award...