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Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) Winner Vanessa Ching!

by SKA on 09/10/17

Congratulations! SKA student Vanessa Ching, 5th grade, received a GOLD award for the 2017 Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

"After many hours of volunteering at SKA, I have received the Gold PVSA award! I was so excited when I found out I had enough hours to receive this award! It is truly an honor, and I am so grateful to SKA for the opportunity to help out and earn more hours by participating in community service events such as Adopt-a-road, volunteering at the City of Duluth art festival, feeding the hungry and homeless, coordinating and delivering donations to the homeless shelter and making greeting cards for the homeless. I have also had the opportunity to intern at SKA by helping out kids, filing, writing newsletters, taking photos, and cleaning the classroom. Thank you SKA for these opportunities. My experience while volunteering has been amazing, everyone is so nice and they help each other out by cleaning  and organizing events together. I hope that others will take part in the PVSA and volunteer too, it is a great opportunity to help others and learn responsibility."  ---Vanessa Ching, 5th grade.

SKA Academy is partnering with the Together We Can Foundation (TWC) to provide students the opportunity to help the community! The TWC Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps the less fortunate by hosting fundraisers and other activities. Their mission is to make communities happier and healthier. Furthermore, the TWC Foundation is a certifying organization for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).

PVSA was introduced in 2003 to honor and recognize the people that helped the community. To honor those people, PVSA awards the participant a medallion, pin, certificate, and letter from the white house based off of participation in community service. PVSA has three tiers which are gold, silver and bronze; placements into those tears depend on the number of hours completed within a 12 month time frame. Not only is this a great opportunity to help the community and show compassion, but receiving a PVSA can give oneself a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, being awarded a PVSA is a huge achievement and can be placed on resumes and applications. Thus, SKA encourages students to participate in the PVSA!

For more information or to register to participate in a PVSA, please visit SKA front desk.

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