Story last updated at 9/12/2012 - 2:19 pm
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program starts its search for Alaska's top youth volunteers of 2013.
Now through Nov. 6, Alaska 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.
Alaska's top youth volunteers of 2012 were Teressa Baldwin, 18, of Sitka and Keefer Brown, 14, of Wasilla. As State Honorees, Teressa and Keefer received $1,000 awards, silver medallions, and all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C.
The awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, 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.