WAHS Senior Receives President's Volunteer Service Award
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (MARCH 9, 2017) — Williamsport Area High School senior Danielle Wesneski has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award.
The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.
Wesneski was nominated last fall in recognition of her volunteer service in the kitchen at First United Methodist Church.
"I am really excited to be chosen and very grateful for it," she said.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), recognizes middle level and high school students across the nation for outstanding volunteer service.
"The recipients of these awards demonstrates that young people across America are making remarkable contributions to the health and vitality of their communities," said John Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial. "By recognizing these students and placing a spotlight on their volunteer activities, we hope to motivate others to consider how they can also contribute to their community."
"Demonstrating civic responsibility through volunteerism is an important part of life," said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. "These honorees practice a lesson we hope all young people, as well as adults, will emulate."
Already volunteering her time at church and putting her skills to work in the kitchen as part of the high school's culinary arts program, Wesneski plans to attend Pennsylvania College of Technology in the fall to pursue a degree in baking and pastry arts.