Adrea Gentry, a senior at St. Mary’s Academy, 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. St. Mary’s Academy nominated Gentry for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, recognizes middle level and high school students across America for their outstanding volunteer service.
Gentry has spent the past four years volunteering for the Food Bank of the Rockies, logging over 210 hours. She said of her volunteer work, “I enjoy working at the Food Bank of the Rockies because it allows me to step out of my comfort zone and find opportunities to help others in need.”
“The recipients of these awards demonstrate that young people across America are making remarkable contributions to the health and vitality of their communities,” said John Strangefeld, 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.”
Gentry plans to pursue a degree in criminology or psychology this fall.
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