Champlin Park students earn President’s Volunteer Service Award

Several Champlin Park High School (CPHS) students earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award recognizes Americans who contribute to their community through providing service to others throughout 2012.

“We are very proud of these students who chose to volunteer on a consistent basis in their communities,” said Jane Hansen, CPHS community school coordinator.

Students ages 14 and under are recognized for their volunteer service with a bronze award for 50 to 74 hours; silver award for 75 to 99 hours; and a gold award for more than 100 hours. CPHS’s Anna Betland received a bronze award and Makala Sabas a silver award. Receiving gold awards were Jamie Dupre, Viktar Pisarchyk, Rebecca Vassar, Kiara Jackson, and Samantha Proctor.

Students and people up to age 25 are recognized for their volunteer service with a bronze award for 100 to 174 hours; a silver award for 175 to 249 hours; and a gold award for more than 250 hours. Receiving bronze awards from CPHS were Megan Pietruszewski, Gavin Line, Christian Dube, Amber Westlund, Belinda Huang, Erin Daehn, Elise Nikolic, Nicole Olson, Dalena Vien, and Heather Bates. Michelle Smeaton received a silver award and Stephanie Surma received a gold award.

“These students went up and beyond by volunteering in their communities,” Hansen said. “Some of these students have earned this award previously also, which means they have really made a commitment to volunteering.”

Hansen said the awards will be presented in the spring.

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