Eastlake senior recieves community award

Rachel Roberson was selected as a state finalist in the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

Rachel Roberson of Sammamish, a senior at Eastlake High School, was presented with an engraved bronze medallion to recognize her selection as a Distinguished Finalist for Washington in the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

Rachel has worked her way from participant to event lead for her local Relay for Life over the past four years, and now leads 20 other high school students in organizing an event that brings together more than 400 people a year to raise money for the American Cancer Society. For more information on Rachel’s volunteering, click here.

About the award

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), represent the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.

All middle and high schools in the U.S., along with all Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and affiliates of Points of Light’s HandsOn Network, were eligible to select a student or member for a local Prudential Spirit of Community Award last November.

Two State Honorees—one middle and one high school student—plus a select number of Distinguished Finalists from each state and the District of Columbia were selected based on criteria such as personal initiative, effort, impact and personal growth.

For more information on the rest of this year’s Prudential Spirit of Community Awards State Honorees and Distinguished Finalists, visit http://spirit.prudential.com.