I'd like to introduce you to the Honorees from Alaska 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:
Teressa is a senior. She has started a nonprofit organization that helps to implement free suicide prevention programs in schools. Hope4Alaska is the name of the program and can be implemented in multiple ways in the school.
Keefer is in 7th grade. He makes candles and other items that are decorated with shells and things froms his walks along the beach. He then sells them to raise money to help rehabilitate sick and injured seals.
There are two Distinguished Finalists in Alaska:
Courtney Stroh-protecting the environment
Regan Fitzgerald-campaigning against substance abuse and violence
Lets hear it for these wonderful kids and all the amazing things they are doing!