Sixteen Clarksville Academy students earned the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for the 2014-2015 year. These awards were presented in a school wide assembly on Wednesday, September 2.
The following students were awarded: Cheyenne Deibert, Malia McDowell, Megan Minton, and Breonna Wade all received Gold Awards, Dylan Bryant Silver Award, Maggie Clark, Daniel Dela Cruz, Josh Dela Cruz, , Sydney Halliday, Madison Hawkins, Grace Parbs, Mallory Saleh, Brandon Walker, Gracie Whitlow, Natalie Yen and Hannah Jacobsen received the Bronze Award.
“The Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through Presidential gratitude and national recognition, “ according to the PVSA website noted below. Students track their community service throughout a twelve-month cycle and turn it in through a certified organization. Clarksville Academy recently became a certified organization through PVSA and began tracking our student involvement. Students must complete at least fifty hours of community service in order to be eligible. Service must also meet the criteria listed through PVSA to be eligible.
Students in the teen category ages 11-15 must complete at least 50 hours to receive the Bronze award. Teen silver awards are awarded for 75-99 hours of service, teen gold awards are awarded at100+ hours.
Clarksville Academy students selected for PVSA completed a combined total of 1,559 qualified service hours. Each student was honored with a medal, certificate of service hours, and a letter of congratulations from the President of the United States.
For more information on PVSA visit http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.