TRINITY — Payton Safriet of Archdale, a sixth grader at Braxton Craven Middle School, was presented with an engraved bronze medallion to recognize his selection as a Distinguished Finalist for North Carolina in the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
The Award Assembly was held on Friday, June 8, at 9:30 a.m. at Braxton Craven Middle School gymnasium, 7037 N.C. 62, Trinity.
Safriet volunteered for more than a year with the Helping Hands emergency assistance agency, working during the summer and other days off to package food for people in need and man the front desk while other volunteers took their breaks.
About the award
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), represent the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. All middle and high schools in the U.S., along with all Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and affiliates of Points of Light’s HandsOn Network, were eligible to select a student or member for a local Prudential Spirit of Community Award last November. Two State Honorees — one middle and one high school student — plus a select number of Distinguished Finalists from each state and the District of Columbia were selected based on criteria such as personal initiative, effort, impact and personal growth.
For more information on the rest of this year’s Prudential Spirit of Community Awards State Honorees and Distinguished Finalists, visit http://spirit.prudential.com.