Estes Park Trail Gazette – Eagle Rock students win Presidential Service Award

During Eagle Rock School`s graduation on Friday, April 8, Cody Lessar and Alberto Chavez-Hernandez were the first students in history of Eagle Rock to be presented with the Presidential Service Award. This prestigious national honor is offered in recognition of their commitment to volunteerism on and off campus. Cody and Alberto each documented and submitted more than 100 hours of service in order to receive the award. Examples of their service include Kitchen Patrol, chores, nightly clean-up, a service trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and various other activities.

In the fall of 2010, Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center teamed with hundreds of organizations and businesses across the country to deliver this Award to our most outstanding volunteers. As a certifying organization of the President`s Volunteer Service Award, Eagle Rock can nominate potential recipients and distribute the award to those who meet or exceed the award criteria. Every student at Eagle Rock is eligible for the award and may receive it by documenting and submitting their service hours.

Established in 2003, this award is given by the President of the United States and honors individuals, families and groups who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service over the course of 12 months. The President`s Volunteer Service Award is issued by the President`s Council on Service and Civic Participation — created by President George W. Bush, to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make to the nation.

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