Graham Ashby wins the prestigious 2010 Prudential Spirit of Community Award / Kyle awarded in 2012
05/01/2012

Graham Ashby wins the prestigious 2010 Prudential Spirit of Community Award / Kyle awarded in 2012

PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

The Prudential Spirit of Community Award is a prestigious award given yearly to students who have demonstrated a dedication to community service in their local community or globally. In 2010 over 26,000 students applied for this award. A winner was chosen from each state in both the middle school and high school divisions, 102 winners nationally. Graham Ashby was chosen for the state of Idaho in the High School division for 2010. Her work on the island of Carriacou won her national recognition with this award. In May 2010 she travelled to Washington, DC to receive her award and medal. In addition to meeting many students like herself who are doing wonderful things throughout the world, she had the privilege of meeting former Secretary of State Condaleeza Rice and both Idaho State Senators, Jim Risch and Mike Crapo.

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http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc/301
http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc/307?lp=306&reqid=1038
http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc/14913
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS163702+03-May-2010+BW20100503

 Graham Meeting Condalezza Rice May 2010
Graham Meeting Condalezza Rice May 2010

 Graham Prudential Award Photo May 2010
Graham Prudential Award Photo May 2010

Graham Prudential Awards Ceremony May 2010
Graham Prudential Awards Ceremony May 2010
 

 Graham with Prudential Medal Washington DC May 2010
Graham with Prudential Medal Washington DC May 2010

 Graham with Senator James Risch Prudential Award
Graham with Senator James Risch
 Graham with Senator Mike Crapo Washington DC May 2010
Graham with Senator Mike Crapo Washington DC May 2010

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A letter from her parents:

We have some exciting news to share with everyone. Several months ago Graham applied for the Prudential Spirit of Community Service Award. This is an award given for volunteer work to high school and middle school students in the US.

She was nominated by her school principal for her work on the girl’s project, Friends Through Books (www.friendsthroughbooks.com), part of The Ashby Windward Foundation. Their project provides books to the students in elementary schools on the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique in the southern Caribbean nation of Grenada. This year 21,500 students in the US applied. Graham was chosen as one of the 102 finalists in the nation. She was the winner in the high school division in the state of Idaho. As a winner she gets a silver medallion, $1000 and a trip to Washington DC to compete nationally. While there she will meet with members of congress and assist with another group volunteer project which happens to be donating books to local schools. She will compete with the other 102 winners for 10 National recognition awards, $5000, in addition to a $5000 donation to a charity of her choice. This is a very prestigious award and is a huge deal for Graham. We are so proud of her! In addition she also won a Presidential Service Award for volunteer hours.

We have enclosed some of the info about the project in the above attachment. Prudential sent the above press release to the Statesman but they did not print it so we included it here.

We are so proud of Graham and Kyle and their hard work!

Laurie and Hansel Ashby

 

Kyle wins the Prudential Spirit of Community in 2012

Kyle awarded the Prudential Spirit of Community award

 

 

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