Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Amy Elizabeth Mays, a student at Golden Strip Career Technology Center and J.L. Mann High Academy, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award. Golden Strip CTC nominated Amy for national recognition last fall.
The award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country and is presented by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama.
Over the summer of 2014, Amy volunteered an impressive 123.5 hours at the Bon Secours St. Francis Downtown Hospital gift shop. Through this experience Amy gained valuable on-the-job training in retail, learned to work well with others, and learned how to best serve customers in an accurate, courteous, and professional manner.
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 America for outstanding volunteer service. Volunteer activities were judged on criteria including personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact and personal growth.