CCA 7th grade student Sarah Lennox and high school sophomore Kayla Putzke have been honored this year for their exemplary volunteer service with President’s Volunteer Service Awards.
This award, which recognizes middle and high school students across America who have volunteered significant amounts of time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Donald Trump. CCA nominated Sarah and Kayla for national honors this fall in recognition of their volunteer service. They are each presented with a President’s Volunteer Service Award certificate and a letter from the President.
“The recipients of these awards demonstrate that young people across America are making remarkable contributions to the health and vitality of their communities,” said John Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial. “By recognizing these students and placing a spotlight on their volunteer activities, we hope to motivate others to consider how they can also contribute to their community.”
Sarah volunteers each week in a first grade Sunday School class at her church, assisting teachers with various projects including distributing materials, helping with activities, and maintaining order. She explains that churches are in need of volunteers to help continue running youth programs and spreading the good news about Jesus Christ and His salvation. She feels very privileged that she has had the opportunity to serve God and share His love with other little children!
Kayla dedicates her time working with elderly and Alzheimer’s patients. This mission is very personal for Kayla as she watched her own grandmother’s memory deteriorate due to Alzheimer’s Disease. She loves to play piano and sing songs for residents at local assisted-living facilities to help bring back memories and to brighten their days. She says their smiles and enthusiasm let her know she is making a positive difference. Kayla also founded CCA’s H.O.P.E. Club this year- Helping Others Passionately Everywhere. The club introduces different concepts of how students can become more involved in their community despite their age. Members have already been very busy this year with various projects; so, with high “H.O.P.E.s” and a promising future, Kayla is beyond excited to see what this club can accomplish!
We want to congratulate Sarah and Kayla on their outstanding achievements! We are extremely proud of their passion and dedication, and we know they are an inspiration to other CCA students.