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Students commended


Four seventh-graders at Sacred Heart Cathedral School have won the Presidential Volunteer Service Award — Gold Level, a national honor offered in recognition ovf volunteer services.

Tabitha Smalley, Angeline Morris, Ashley Gensheimer and Maggie Smith each completed between 1205 and 150 service hours over a 12-month period.

Sacred Heart Cathedral School principal Sedonna Prater presented the awards at an all-school Mass Friday, April 4.

The winners volunteered in areas such as religion, human rights and advocacy, communities, literacy and youth, arts and culture and homless and housing.

All four girls are members of Girl Scout Troop 388, sponsored by SHCS and led by Giannine Moris.

“These recipients of the President’s Volunteer Service Award are role models,” Morris said.

“Troop 388 is proud to be aligned with this prestigious volunteer award, and we are especially proud of the young ladies from Knoxville,” she added.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award was established in 2003 and is an award for volunteer services that every American — from every age and every walk of life — can aspire to achieve. To be eligible to receive the award individuals, families and groups must submit a record of their annual volunteer service hours to participating certifying organizations, such as Girl Scout Troop 388, that will verify the service and deliver the award.

For additional information on the award, visit www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.

 

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