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South Forsyth High junior honored for volunteer efforts
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Sneha Nagarajan received a Presidents Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

A junior at South Forsyth High School was recently honored for her volunteer service.

Sneha Nagarajan received a President’s Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes Americans of all ages “who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.”

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, granted the award to Nagarajan after her she was nominated by South last fall among other middle and high school students across the United States.

“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 Strangfelt, 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.”

Applications for the award were distributed last year by middle and high schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and HandsOn Network affiliates.

These schools and officially designated local organizations nominated local honorees, whose applications were advanced for state-level judging.

Volunteer activities were judged on criteria including personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact and personal growth.