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Three Cape students earn Prudential award

By Staff | Mar 10, 2009

Three Cape Coral students and hundreds from across Florida are being honored with the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for their volunteerism and spirit of community service.
Overall, the 222 award winners will attend a celebration Saturday at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach. The students will be provided with special gifts and hear from guest speaker Ray Titus, president of the United Franchise Group.
The award is bestowed from a partnership between Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. It was first created in 1995.
“It’s for what they have done in their local communities,” said Peggy Davies, spokesperson for Prudential. “There are quite a variety of different projects the students have done on their own.”
More than 200,000 students have participated in the program, and more than 80,000 of them have been recognized for their community service. They have helped to feed the hungry, assisted the disabled, reached out to the elderly and improved the environment.
Many of the winners are also members of the Girl Scouts, 4-H organizations, the American Red Cross, local chapters of the YMCA and affiliates of the Hands On Network.
Cape students being honored are Alaina Bia, Bryan Brueggeman and Amanda Rose. Each of the winners had to apply last year to be considered for the award.
For more information on the award, visit: spirit.prudential.com.