|PHS junior named state Distinguished Finalist for national volunteerism award|
|Thursday, February 9, 2017|
Pattonville High School junior Madelyn Hubbs is one of six Missouri students named a state Distinguished Finalist in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.
Hubbs has used her experiences being born without her left arm to give a series of school presentations over the past several years and recently helped Shriners Hospitals for Children to develop an anti-bullying toolkit that patients around the world can use in their communities. Hubbs came up with the concept after learning that a Shriners' assessment showed bullying to be the top cause of concern among patients and their parents.
Hubbs will receive an engraved bronze medallion from the awards program in honor of her volunteerism.
The 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 other youth-oriented organizations, 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.