15 year-old David Bruns of Rosamond has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, and with a President’s Volunteer Service Award granted by the program on behalf of President Barack Obama. It is presented annually by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), as they recognize middle level and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors young people across America for outstanding volunteer service.
Certificates of Excellence are granted to the top 10 percent of all Prudential Spirit of Community Award applicants in each state and District of Columbia. The President’s Volunteer Service Awards recognize Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.
Alicia Gullidge, 4-H and Youth Development Coordinator for Christian County, told Regional Radio News that she is proud of Bruns and noted one of his achievements is starting the 4-H Medical SPIN Club.
The Presidential Spirit of Community Awards also selected State Honorees and Distinguished Finalists. Volunteer activities were judged on criteria including personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact, and personal growth.