Scott Hannah of South Charleston and Jacob Glorioso of Westerville were recently honored for their volunteer service at the 18th annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in Washington, DC.
Scott, a senior at Southeastern High School, was recognized for his role as an anti-bullying advocate and spokesman. He recruited 50 fellow students to appear in a video. Since debuting in a school assembly, Scott has shared the video presentation in several other school districts.
Jacob, an eighth-grader at Genoa Middle School, co-founded Children Supporting Children in 2009 to help supply kids in need with essential items they might otherwise be able to afford. He partnered with the Westerville Area Resource Mission to create and distribute seasonal bags for kids in low-income families. The bags contained items such as school supplies, hats, gloves and books.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created in 1995 to recognize youth for outstanding volunteer service – and in doing so, inspire others to volunteer as well. More information about the program and this year’s honorees can be found here.