Hamilton student receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Hamilton High School sophomore Kate Meagher from Sussex received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in recognition of her exemplary volunteer service. The award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant time to serve their community and country. It is granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards on behalf of President Barack Obama.

Meagher earned the recognition by contributing more than 150 hours to her Girl Scouts Gold Award project designed to increase membership of the high school band. The project included creating a video about the band to be shown to Templeton Middle School band students and appointing a freshman liaison each year to ensure the project is sustainable. In addition to her efforts with the band, Meagher volunteers as a science camp counselor at Camp Invention during the summer.

“Volunteers can make a huge impact in the community and the world,” Meagher wrote. “Volunteer for a group or project that you love. Do your best and work hard, and you will make a difference.”

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.