National Geographic : 1998 Oct
Richi Hatt Led Over 200 Peol hn The FightL Apins areer That's Why He's a Prudential Spirit of Community Award Honoree SRichie Hiatt, 14, of Los Alamitos, California, knew he could t youre lly make a difference when he began his charge to raise : really money for kids with cancer. He just didn't realize how big believe in course a difference. Exceeding his goal of $1,000-and raising and your cause, more than $15,000-has earned him a place among the others will 1 1998 Prudential Spirit of Community Award honorees. Richie Hatt The search for 1999 candidates is now under P wardHonoree way. Prudential created the Spirit of Community Awards in i partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals to honor young people like Richie for outstanding community service. We're looking for young people in grades 5-12 who have taken it upon themselves to help their communities. Local, state and national awards. Applications will be available in September through middle schools, high schools, Girl Scout Councils and county 4-H organizations. Local honorees are selected in November and become candidates for statewide honors, a $1,000 prize and a trip to Washington, D.C. In the capital, ten national honorees will each receive a $5,000 award, a gold medallion and a crystal trophy. Get involved today! If you know any volunteer-minded students, encourage them to apply. The application deadline is October 30, 1998. For more information, call the NASSP at 1-800-253-7746 ext. 324. Prudential cI Thisprogram issupported bytheAmerican Association ofSchool Administrators, theCouncil oftheGreatCitySchools, theNational MiddleSchool Association, theNational School Boards Association, theNational School Public Relations *Association, GirlScouts oftheU.S.A. andtheNational 4-H Council. ThePrudential Insurance Company ofAmerica, 751Broad Street,Newark, NJ07102-3777.