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Area students earn special recognition in Dallas/Fort Worth

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ELLIS COUNTY - A Prudential Spirit of Community Recognition celebration honoring local Dallas/Fort Worth students will be held on Thursday, April 3 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center located at 2301 Flora Street in Dallas.

The students are local honorees in the nation’s largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteerism.

Epitomizing the American spirit of public service, each student has an inspiring history of community involvement.

The youth honored at the Prudential Spirit of Community celebration will be acknowledged for the time they have spent in service to their communities.

They also will receive special gifts commemorating the occasion.

The celebration will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.

A former participant in the Young Strings program, now a staff member, will give the students and guests an exclusive overview of the symphony’s outreach program, including a visit to the concert hall where the orchestra practices and plays.

It will be full of great photo opportunities.

Also in attendance will be Prudential Financial representatives and other special guests.

The guests will have a chance to show their support for these students who have initiated and organized meaningful service projects to benefit their home communities.

Students in this community are: Brianna Champion of Hutchins, Bishop Dunne Catholic School, participated in a mission trip to Trujillo, Honduras.

While on the trip, Brianna helped to build a wall around a local and interacted with children and parishioners; Megan Hysell-Davidson of Palmer, Palmer High School, volunteered as a pediatric therapist aid at Our Children’s House.

In this role, Megan cared for special needs children who desired speech, physical and occupational treatments; Emily Estes of Red Oak, Ovilla Christian School.

Emily has collected and recycled newspapers and cans for the past five years and used the funds to purchase toys for impoverished children at Christmas.

This project greatly impacted two community issues, children in need and the environment.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program, sponsored by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), was created in 1995 to help make young Americans aware of the importance of volunteerism and community service.


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