09 Feb 2014

CHS Sophomore Earns National Service Award

CHS sophomore Chase Brouillette has been recognized as a Distinguished Finalist and one of Louisianaí´s top youth volunteers by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, the nationí´s largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteer service.

Brouillette is one of six students recognized in the state of Louisiana and the only student to receive this honor in Baton Rouge. Brouillette is being recognized for his outstanding volunteer service with Charlieí´s Place where he coordinated a team that produced mini biographical videos for more than 30 patients at the local nursing home for people with Alzheimerí´s disease.

In recognition of his service, Brouillette will receive an engraved bronze medallion as well as letters of thanks from the program and the President of the United States.

íÍI am honored to have received this award,íñ commented Brouillette. íÍService and helping others is a bi party of my life because my parents instilled them in me. I am glad that I am able to help people, and it makes me happy to help others.íñ

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognizes students across the nation for their volunteer service. All public and private middle and high schools in the country, as well as all Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and HandsOn Network affiliates are eligible to nominate a student for this prestigious award. Local nominees were reviewed by an independent judging panel, which selected the state honorees and distinguished finalists based on criteria including personal initiative, effort, impact and personal growth.