Students Earn National Community Service Award

Students Earn National Community Service Award
Two schools from Bremen High School District 228 (Bremen High School and Oak Forest High School) have been recognized by the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) and InnerView Technologies with national community service award recognition.

At Bremen High School, 32 students are being recognized as National Student Award Recipients and two students are also being recognized at Oak Forest High School. In order to receive a Nation Student Award, students must complete a designated amount of community service hours. To receive a Merit Award, 20 hours of community service must be completed, 40 hours for an Honor Award, and 100 hours for an Ambassador Award.

Bremen High School National Student Award Recipients:

Ambassador Awardees: Katlyn Guilfoyle, Shaylynn Krause

Honor Awardees: Dominique Donegan, Dylan Gluszek, Karina Quirarte, Allyson Reed

Merit Awardees: Emma Ahern, TeAnna Boyd Hodges, Zachary Casper, Abbey Deddo, Emily Esparza, Timothy Forrest, Charlotte Fuit, Veronica Gomez, Jake Handing, Alexis Martinez, Cian Martinez, Ulices Mendoza, Alayna Morris, Stephanie Orozco, Dalia Palos, Karla Perez-Gutierrez, Annie Ruppert, Yesenia Salinas, Kevin Sanzeverino, Miguel Serrato, Citlali Silva, Adetilewa Sosina, Kelly Vidals, Kelly Vogt, Samantha Wardisiani, Giselle Zavala

Oak Forest High School National Student Award Recipients:

Merit Awardees: Natasha DeLion, Megan Llave

Additionally, Bremen High School, who completed over 2,000 hours of service this year, has received a Sapphire Award for its completion of 2,807 community service hours.

"These awards allow us to share our appreciation for youth leaders who have invested talent and effort in the causes they care about," says Rachel Bowen Pittman, Executive Director of United Nations Association of the USA. "We are thrilled that these students will be entering the workforce with meaningful community engagement skills and socially aware experiences. We are encouraged that educators are including community service and cultural engagement in the educational experience of their students."

In the last ten months, thousands of students devoted more than 557,000 community service hours to causes and community needs.

"The close of this school year, will be a moment in time, never forgotten by current students. Every aspect of life has been affected by COVID-19, and there has never been a better personal understanding of the connectedness between people, local, and global challenges," says Kristine Sturgeon, CEO of InnerView Technologies. "We are delighted to amplify and honor the incredible work of students who are changing the world, one action at a time."
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