I'd like to introduce you to the Honorees from California for The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The program also chooses anywhere from 2 to 10 runners up in each state. They are named Distinguished Finalists and receive a bronze medallion. I will be listing them as well underneath the Honorees.
I will give a short description of what the Honoree has been nominated for and then you can click on their name to find out more!
The two state Honorees are:
Catherine is a senior. She created "Beauty 4 Life", a business that enables women in Uganda to earn a living and help educate their children by selling their handmade paper-bead jewelry in the U.S. She also partners with groups that provide additional training, health services, and other support to women in Africa.
Cecilia is a seventh grader. She speaks at schools, hospitals and shelters encouraging other children to follow their dreams. She also donates dresses she makes to shelters and sells dresses to raise money for children's hospitals.
Here are the Distinguished Finalists:
Allyson Ahlstrom-aiding the disadvantaged
Zach Greer-aiding the disadvantaged
Joseph Machado-assisting the disabled
Sean Traynor-encouraging reading and literacy
Xiaoyi Shao-enhancing community resources
Raghav Sehtia-feeding the hungry
Vignes Iyer-teaches English to children in South Africa
Athman Adiseshan-protecting the environment
Holly Borg-providing disaster relief
Jacky Yao-spreading the spirit of volunteerism
Lets hear it for these wonderful kids and all the amazing things they are doing!
Allyson AhlstromAiding the DisadvantagedDistinguished FinalistCalifornia2012Zach GreerAiding the DisadvantagedDistinguished FinalistCalifornia2012Catherine MitchellAssisting the DisabledState HonoreeCalifornia2012Joseph MachadoAssisting the DisabledDistinguished FinalistCalifornia2012Sean TraynorEncouraging Reading and LiteracyDistinguished FinalistCalifornia2012Xiaoyi ShaoEnhancing Community ResourcesDistinguished FinalistCalifornia2012Raghav SehtiaFeeding the HungryDistinguished FinalistCalifornia2012Vighnesh IyerOtherDistinguished FinalistCalifornia2012Athman AdiseshanProtecting the EnvironmentDistinguished FinalistCalifornia2012Holly BorgProviding Disaster ReliefDistinguished FinalistCalifornia2012Jacky YaoSpreading the Spirit of VolunteerismDistinguished FinalistCalifornia2012Cecilia CassiniTeaching, Tutoring and Mentoring Other Young PeopleState HonoreeCalifornia2012