Chatham High School senior Brad Rindos has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Chatham High School nominated Brad for national honors this fall in recognition of his volunteer service.
“Service is about making the lives of others more worthwhile," Rindos said. "No matter how I volunteer; from building gardening areas as an Eagle Scout, to listening to constituents as Class President, or by responding to 911 calls as an EMT, I ensure that my focus is always on bettering the lives of others.
"Seeing someone break into a smile after helping them is the most motivating thing on this planet, and I hope that we can all remember to always put others first.”
Brad’s counselor, Andrea Murphy, said, “Brad is an outstanding student who has distinguished himself not only within his high school community, but also in his continued community service. Brad pays attention to the world around him, to his fellow peers, and faculty, with genuine thought and care. He leads by example and is a role model and mentor to other students. I am thrilled that Brad has received the President's Volunteer Service Award and believe he is a very deserving recipient.”
CHS Principal Darren Groh said, “It is not surprising that Brad is being recognized as a Presidential Volunteer Award recipient. Brad dedicates himself to making a difference within the walls of Chatham High School and this award validates the time and energy he puts into volunteering for others outside in the community. Brad and his family should be very proud of the difference he has made in many others' lives.”
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), recognizes middle level and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service.
“The recipients of these awards demonstrate that young people across America are making remarkable contributions to the health and vitality of their communities,” said John Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial. “By recognizing these students and placing a spotlight on their volunteer activities, we hope to motivate others to consider how they can also contribute to their community.”