February 21, 2017 - Sidney High School senior Carly Drury has been honored with a President’s Volunteer Service Award for her exemplary volunteer service.
The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. Sidney High School nominated Drury for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service.
While maintaining a GPA over 4.0, Drury has been active in numerous clubs, groups, and activities in school and the community. Through her career at Sidney High School, she has participated in band, orchestra, Student Government and National Honor Society. Outside school, she is active in many levels of 4-H including office holder, camp counselor, and Junior Fair Board. She participates in her church and assists with several other community activities.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, recognizes middle and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service.
“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 Strangefeld, 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 of hope all young people, as well as adults, will emulate.”
Prudential Spirit of Community Award applications were distributed nationwide last September through schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and HandsOn affiliates. These schools and officially-designated local organizations nominated Local Honorees, whose applications were advanced for state-level judging. In addition to granting the President’s Volunteer Service Awards on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards selected State Honorees, Distinguished Finalist and Certificate of Excellence recipients. Volunteer activities were judged on criteria including personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact, and person growth.
Drury, the daughter of Mark Drury and Debbie Simpson, was recently recognized by the Sidney City Schools Board of Education for this honor.