Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Program names top youth volunteers

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A 12-year-old from Benton and a 17-year-old from El Dorado have been named Arkansas’ top two youth volunteers of 2020 in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards national recognitio­n program.

Braden Lisowe of Benton and Emmaline Landes of El Dorado each received $2,500 to donate to local nonprofit covid-19 response efforts. The funds come in addition to a $1,000 scholarshi­p and engraved silver medallion.

The sixth-grader at Bryant Middle School provided more than 2,000 meals for Arkansas Food Bank clients. The El Dorado High senior raised more than $16,000 for nonprofit agencies and various causes by selling or donating more than 300 pieces of her original artwork.

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