John Allen, director of the JFK Museum in Hyannis, recently presented a silver medallion to Sturgis Charter Public School senior Katie Curran. The Pocasset native is the single Massachusetts high school recipient of the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
Curran is set to join 101 state honorees for Prudential's national recognition events in Washington, D.C.
While in Washington, she will receive a $1,000 award and be considered for one of 10 national awards.
Prudential Financial, in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, honors middle level and high school students for outstanding volunteer service. The company hopes that by identifying and honoring these young volunteers and holding them up as role models, others will be inspired to volunteer.
Three years ago, Curran founded Project Next Generation, an international youth organization that provides tuition-free social science workshops for middle school students. Her mission is to engage and inspire the next generation of young global leaders to effect positive change worldwide by providing student leaders with the tools to be a voice of change.
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