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Students Receive President's Volunteer Service Award
May 8th, 2015

Congratulations to junior Grace Guynn and sophomore Caroline Guynn for earning the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their outstanding work with the Pebble Tossers youth development organization. The Atlanta-based organization works to empower and enrich young lives through community service.

Grace and Caroline were two of seven youth volunteers who were recognized for the award. The award is available on an annual basis to individuals, groups, and families, who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering. According to Jen Guynn, Executive Director of Pebble Tossers, “These kids went above and beyond normal volunteer activity, together they served 1,585 hours. These hours provide $35,266 worth of value back into the community.” Grace completed 352 hours this year while Caroline fulfilled 304 hours. Types of service provided ranged from building reading centers at under-served preschools and teaching swim lessons to digging water lines in Nicaragua. The director continues, “The example for service and leadership that they provide to their peers is just as important as the impact that they have on the community.”

Founded in 2008 in an effort to provide community service opportunities for young people, Pebble Tossers now has over 15,500 registered members and hosts month community service projects. For more information about this organization please visit their website at www.pebbletossers.org.

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