Payson High School senior Olivia Hobson has been honored for her volunteer work with a Prudential Spirit of Community Award and President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Presented annually by Prudential Financial, in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the awards honor young people across the country for outstanding volunteer service.

The President’s Volunteer Service Awards recognize Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.

Payson High School officials nominated Hobson this fall in recognition of her volunteer service.

“Across the United States, young volunteers are doing remarkable things to contribute to the well-being of the people and communities around them,” said Prudential CEO Charles Lowery. “Prudential is honored to celebrate the contributions of these students, and we hope their stories inspire others to volunteer, too.”

“These students have not only improved their communities through their exemplary volunteer service, but also set a fine example for their peers,” said JoAnn Bartoletti, executive director of NASSP. “Each of their stories is proof of the impact one young person can have when they decide to make a difference.”

Schools and local organizations nominated local honorees, whose applications were advanced for the state-level judging.

Volunteer activities were judged on criteria including initiative, effort, impact and personal growth.

Contact the reporter at kmorris@payson.com

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