Through Nov. 7, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for Arizona’s top youth volunteers.

Students in grades 512 are invited to apply for 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The application is available at and Students can request a paper application by calling 855-670-4787.

To apply for a 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award, students and certifiers must complete the online application by Nov. 7 and submit the application for certification to their principal or head of a local participating organization.

Certifiers review all applications for their school or organization, then nominate a local honoree for state-level judging by Nov. 17. Applications can be certified by a middle or high school principal or the head of one of several agencies.

On Feb. 6, 2018, the top middle level and high school volunteer from each state and the District of Columbia will be named State Honorees. They will receive $1,000, engraved silver medallions and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., with a parent or guardian for four days of recognition events from April 28-May 1, 2018.



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