Eighth grade students at Evans High School in Tanya Jeane's class were recently honored for all their dedication and hard work to the school's service learning program: Learning to Serve, Serving to Learn. Each student was the recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

Each eighth grade student dedicated 50 hours of volunteer service to this year's program and each was honored with a Presidential Certificate, Volunteer America Pin and a thank you letter from President Barack Obama.


Eighth grade students at Evans High School in Tanya Jeane's class were recently honored for all their dedication and hard work to the school's service learning program: Learning to Serve, Serving to Learn. Each student was the recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.
Each eighth grade student dedicated 50 hours of volunteer service to this year's program and each was honored with a Presidential Certificate, Volunteer America Pin and a thank you letter from President Barack Obama.
The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.