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Evanston Township High School junior Emily Hosman has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a state-level Certificate of Excellence from The 2012 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Emily was nominated by ETHS Assistant Superintendent/Principal Oscar Hawthorne, who works with her on the Principal’s Student Leadership Committee.

Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) partner to present the annual awards to young people across America for outstanding community service activities. The awards program, now in its 17th year, is the nation’s largest youth-recognition program based exclusively on volunteer service. “The recipients of these awards vividly demonstrate that young people across America are making remarkable 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.”