We are excited to annouce our 2012 Summer of Service top volunteers. Vounteers had to sign up to participate, volunteer their time, log their hours online, and win a Presidential Service Award signed by the President of the United States.
Youth Winner: Sierra, age 12
Sierra, age 12 from Ogden, volunteered over 400 hours at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah. As tasks were taught and assigned to Sierra, such as species identification, food preparation, weighing diets, and charting food intake, she would work diligently to master them and want to learn more.
Young Adult Winner: Jory Peppelaar, age 17
Jory Peppelaar, age 17 from Richfield, volunteered almost 300 hours at various events in Utah and throughout the world.
Adult Winner: Becky Payne, age 24
Becky Payne, age 24, spent her summer volunteering over 250 hours at the Living Planet Aquarium.
Summer of Service 2012 was a huge success with hundreds of participants logging over 10,000 hours of service from everywhere from Coalville to Hurricane to Moab! Anyone ages 5 and up who participated in the Summer of Service was eligible for a Presidential Volunteer Service Award. The adult, young adult and youth volunteer who logged the most hours on the Presidential Volunteer website also earned a lunch with the Lieutenant Governor.
"You don’t have to wear a cape to help save the world…but you can if you want to"
Summer of Service 2012 was a great opportunity to: