Local students win public service awards
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen recently announced three Mid-Shore recipients of his 2018 Public Service Award.
They are Natalie Southard of Colonel Richardson High School, Isis Broussard of North Caroline High School and Clint Michael Meekins Jr. of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School.
The Van Hollen Public Service Award is designed to commend a high school senior who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to community or public service. Students who embody this commitment are dedicated to making a positive change that will benefit their community, state, or nation. Van Hollen is announcing over 90 recipients throughout Maryland.
Van Hollen’s office invited local schools to nominate students who embody these guidelines and nominated students receive a Congressional Citation.
“Just as we recognize students who perform well academically or athletically, students who are committed to serving others deserve public recognition and commendation,” Van Hollen said. “These students have each shown dedication to ser ving their communities, and I’m proud to honor their work. I look forward to seeing the great things these young men and women will accomplish in the years ahead.”
The Van Hollen Public Service Award is awarded to students who display a deep sense of dedication to public service, take meaningful personal initiative, and bring an innovative and fresh approach to improving the lives of others.
The Van Hollen Public Service Awards program was launched in 2004 when Van Hollen served in the House of Representatives and has since been expanded to encompass the entire state.