Burnsville High School students earn national recognition, award for their incredible volunteerism
Nineteen students at Burnsville High School received the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), which honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.
The PVSA is awarded based on the number of hours volunteers have served during a 12-month period, or over the course of a lifetime. The awards are offered in various levels to recognize different milestones of service achievement. Levels include bronze, silver, gold, and the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, for those who have contributed more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime.
“Being able to honor students for contributing to our community is always wonderful; however, the Presidential Service Award is such a unique and distinguished award in that each of the 19 participants contributed a minimum of 100 hours individually,” said Courtnee Jackson Floback, Youth Services Coordinator. “The dedication and care that these students have is unsurpassed, and I personally cannot thank each of them enough for their service, selflessness and commitment to District 191.”
Students receiving gold awards (250+ hours of service) are Ayan Adan, Markia Belton, Cade Bunnell, Lucas Croatt, Helen Hoang, Gabriel Hubbard, Jacob Johnson, Israel Ontiveros and Shreyas Pothini.
Students receiving silver awards (175-249 hours of service) are Ajmal Abdirahman, Sam Bergh, Laura Carrion Caceres, Alex Cornolo, Peter Genis and William Goodman.
Students receiving bronze awards (100-174 hours of service) are Elizabeth Genis, Madison Murray, Zoe Olson, Chayse Picard and Jemimahqueen Saidu.