Edward Sieh of Safety Harbor, a student at St. Cecelia Catholic School has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. St. Cecelia Catholic School nominated Edward for national honors in recognition of his volunteer service.
Edward, a seventh grader at St. Cecelia School (SCS) recently started the SCS Military Card Project. Simply put the project is making cards for Veterans and active duty military. Edward started the project because of all that soldiers do for us, and he wanted a way to give back to them.
“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 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.”