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Archbishop Stepinac High School’s Anthony Miro Awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award

Recognized for Volunteer Service Recognized by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards committee

MenkenWhite Plains, NY (March 28, 2013) – Senior Anthony Miro of Yonkers 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 presented by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. Miro participated in the Spirit of Community program this year as a representative of Stepinac where he is a student.

Miro is involved with the National Honor Society and currently tutors more students than any other member. He’s also one of the key individuals collecting pictures and designing layout for this year’s yearbook. Additionally, Miro supports many of the administrative events by lending a hand in the office, at recruitment trips, open houses and scholarship night.

“Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community while learning from different experiences,” said Stepinac Principal Paul Carty. “Anthony is the type of person who will jump at any chance to help someone. We are very proud of him for his efforts.”

Sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary Principals (NASSP), The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes young people across America for outstanding community service activities. More than 370,000 young people across America have been considered for these awards since the program began in 1995.

“The recipients of these awards vividly demonstrate that young people across America are making remarking contributions to the health and vitality of their communities,” said John R. Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial. “In recognizing these students and placing a spotlight on their volunteer service activities, we hope to motivate others to consider how they can also contribute to their community.”

“Demonstrating civic responsibility through community volunteerism is an important part of life,” said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. “These Honorees practice a lesson we hope all young people, as well as adults, will emulate.”

Program applicants were distributed last September through all public and private middle level and high schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs, and affiliates of HandsOn Network. After local honorees were named, state-level judges selected State Honorees, Distinguished Finalists and Certificate of Excellence recipients. Volunteer activities were judges on criteria such as personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact and personal growth.

NASSP, based in Reston, Va., is the preeminent organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals and aspiring school leaders from across the United States and more than 45 countries around the world. Prudential Financial, based in Newark, N.J., provides more than 50 million individual and institutional customers worldwide with life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, investment management and real estate services.