COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

PRINS. MEMO NO. 31

September 23, 2003

 

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

 

 

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created in 1995 to recognize students in middle and high school grades who have demonstrated exemplary community service. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principles (NASSP), are presented annually on the local, state and national level.

 

Any student who is in grades 5-12 as of October 31, 2003, in any state, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico and has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2002, is eligible to apply for the award.

 

Application forms for the 2004 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards are sent to all middle level and high schools, as well as many officially designated local organizations during September. Each participating school/organization collects applications from interested students/members by October 31, 2003. Application forms are also available at www.prudential.com/spirit or www.principals.org/awards/prudential.cfm or by calling 1-888-450-9961.

 

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