Senior High School students Madison Milito and Kassandra Sherwood have been honored for their volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award recognizes those who have volunteered significant amounts of time to serve their communities. It is granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Obama.
Sherwood volunteers with the John Theissen Children’s Foundation. She sells raffle tickets at various events, helps out at parties for children with cancer, collects toys at Christmas and stuffs backpacks for the back-to-school drive. She also volunteers with the West Babylon Main Street Organization, packing boxes of food to be donated to community members in need.
Milito volunteers her time teaching religion to third- and fourth-graders at Our Lady of Grace Church. She has also been a camp counselor at the church’s Vacation Bible Camp during the summer.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Award applauds young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities.