Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Kauai Girl Scout recognized as finalist for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Courtesy: Troop 823
Britnee Akau, 15, of Lihue, Hawaii, a sophomore at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, was named among Hawaii's top youth volunteers of Hawaii 2016 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Britnee was recognized as a distinguished finalist for her impressive community service activities in her community and will receive a Bronze medallion in recognition. 

Britnee is a senior girl scout in Kauai troop 823. She is an avid volunteer involved in numerous service projects, and recently collected and distributed 101 books about Hawaii through her “Gift of Aloha Book Drive.” In addition, Britnee helped combat bullying with presentations to second graders where she shared her personal experiences as a bullying victim. You can read about her project on her website here: Her projects have also been featured in the Garden Isle Newspaper. In addition she has been recognized as a Violet Richardson Awardee for 2016.
Courtesy: Troop 823

“Prudential commends each of these young volunteers for using their creativity and compassion to bring positive change to their communities,” said Prudential Chairman and CEO John Strangfeld. “We hope their stories inspire others to consider how they can make a difference, too.”

Fellow troop mate Katelyn Akau was also a state honoree in 2015. Britnee and her troop are very active in the community and can be followed on their website: 
We are so proud of our Girl Scouts!
About The Prudential Spirit of Community AwardsThe Prudential Spirit of Community Awards represents the United States’ largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteer service. All public and private middle level and high schools in the country, as well as all Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and HandsOn Network affiliates, were eligible to select a student or member for a local Prudential Spirit of Community Award. These Local Honorees were then reviewed by an independent judging panel, which selected State Honorees and Distinguished Finalists based on criteria including personal initiative, effort, impact and personal growth. For more information about the program and how to nominate a girl next year click HERE.

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