From a Prudential Financial press release:
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program has started its search for California's top youth volunteers of 2013.
The awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), are granted annually to recognize middle and high school students for helping the less fortunate, promoting health and safety, protecting the environment, or volunteering in other ways.
Now through Nov. 6, California students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past 12 months are invited to apply for 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards by visiting http://spirit.prudential.com and www.nassp.org/spirit.
California's top youth volunteers of 2012 were Catherine Mitchell, 17, of Oceanside and Cecilia Cassini, 13, of Encino. As State Honorees, Catherine and Cecilia received $1,000 awards, engraved silver medallions, and all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C. Catherine also was named one of America’s top 10 youth volunteers of the year.