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Prudential Spirit of Community Awards searching for top volunteers
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards searching for top volunteers

ATLANTA -- Georgia students in grades 5-12 are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

The awards program began searching for its next batch of honorees this week. Recipients of the award are young people who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.

"We have been recognizing youth volunteers since 1995 and still, every year, we're amazed by the stories of exemplary community service," Prudential chairman and CEO John Strangfeld said in a statement. "We look forward to honoring the top youth volunteers of 2013 for their selflessness, their initiative and their dedication to changing communities for the better."

Last year's winners from Georgia are 18-year-old Kenneth Smalls-Muldrow of Pooler and 14-year-old Rashad Holmes of Conyers. Meet Kenneth and Rashad.

Applicants for the 2013 Spirit of Community Awards must submit their information no later than Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Local winners will be named in early November and given certificates of achievement. In addition, one middle and one high school student from each state will advance to the national awards. They will receive $1,000 prizes, engraved silver medallions and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

The top 10 volunteers at the national level will receive $5,000 prizes, gold medallions, crystal trophies for their schools and $5,000 grants for the charities of their choice.

For more information and to apply for the Spirit of Community Awards, visit spirit.prudential.com.

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