Tuesday, March 13, 2012

CHS Student Alisha Rising Wins Service Award

Chadron High senior, Alisha Rising, 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 volunteereed significant amounts of theri time to serve theri communitites and their country, was presented by The Prudential Spirit of Commuity Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. Alisha participated in the Spirit of Community program this year as a representative of Chadron High School.

Alisha earned her reward by working with former Chadron High graduate, Abbey Dorshorst, in planning and presenting a school-wide assembly on the dangers of distracted driving last spring. Alisha further pursued this program by contacting other National organizations like P.E.E.R. awareness in planning further school events.

Sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes young people across America for outstanding community service activities. More than 345,000 young people across America have been considered for these awards since the program began in 1995.

We are proud of the endeavors of Alisha Rising in her pursuit to create the awareness of the dangers of distracted driving for our community. Alisha will be presented with her certificate signed by President Barack Obama at our Awards Night on May 7th.