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18 students earn President's Volunteer Service Award

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The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation was established in 2003 to recognize the contributions volunteers are making in their communities. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to honor Americans who inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

This year, 18 OLLU students have earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award. This honor is awarded to those who have completed at least 100 hours of service within a year. The award is given at the bronze, silver and gold levels. The bronze medal is awarded to those who complete 100-174 hours of service and the silver medal is awarded to those who complete at least 175 hours of service. Recipients received a medal, a personalized Certificate of Achievement, a letter from the President of the United States and a letter from the President’s Council.

Silver Medal winners include:
• Ernethia Carter-Abernathy – 257 service hours
• Chloe Wolfe – 178.50 service hours

Bronze Medal winners include:
• Roland Aleman – 113.50 service hours
• Marika Azocar – 114.25 service hours
• Sonia Bernal – 107.50 service hours
• Grace Chavez – 120.25 service hours
• Veronica Garay – 117.25 service hours
• Melinda Garcia – 110.25 service hours
• Jesus Garza – 112 service hours
• Erika Gonzales – 100 service hours
• Jeffrey Huber – 163.25 service hours
• Helene Kinville – 103.50 service hours
• Amy Lopez – 122.25 service hours
• Stephanie Paz – 145.50 service hours
• Cesar Rodriguez – 106 service hours
• Kimberly Rodriguez – 100.75 service hours
• Veronica Rodriguez – 104.75 service hours
• David Romo – 100.25 service hours

Ernethia Carter-Abernathy, Jeffrey Huber, Kimberly Rodriguez, Veronica Rodriguez and David Romo are receiving the honor for the second consecutive year.