SPARTA – Ten students at Hilltop Country Day School recently received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award in honor of their dedication and devotion to serving others.

The award, which is issued by Points of Light Institute and the Corporation for National and Community Service on behalf of the President of the United States, was established to recognize individuals who give their time in service to others, ultimately benefitting their schools and communities. Following their example, all Americans are encouraged to demonstrate patriotism through volunteer service and civic participation.

To qualify, a child (aged 14 and under) must accumulate 50 hours of community service for the bronze award, 75 for the silver, and 100 hours for the gold award.

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The recipients at Hilltop Country Day School are as follows:

Bronze Level – 50 or more hours of service
Emma D’Amico   Class of 2012
Eric Meskin  Grade 8
Madisyn Phillips Grade 5
Ellie Wilson  Grade 7

Silver Level – 75 or more hours of service
Cierra Ciaramella Grade 7
Vincent Spina  Grade 5

Gold Level – 100 or more hours of service
Matthew Armellino Grade 6
Audrey Sacks  Grade 5
Aleksandra Sipols Grade 8
Maruta Sipols  Grade 6

For more information about Hilltop Country Day School, please visit www.hilltopcds.org.