Eagle Ridge Middle School student Shrey Pothini was honored as Minnesota's top middle level youth volunteer of 2018 at a ceremony in the nation's capital on April 29 for his outstanding volunteer service during the 23rd annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Shrey received $1,000 awards and personal congratulations from Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn at the ceremony and gala dinner reception held at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
Two students from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 are among top youth volunteers honored by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.
The Harriet Bishop Service Club, which organizes students to engage in community service at the school and throughout the community, will be honored for its work at a major, statewide celebration of community service.
Shrey Pothini, a sixth grader at Harriet Bishop Elementary School in Savage, will be one of four people to receive a "Be the Change" award from Hands on Twin Cities at this year's Volunteer Expo at the Mall of America on Feb. 27.
Any day is a good day to promote community and celebrate service, but Saturday, April 18 will be an exceptional day to do that in the city of Savage thanks to the efforts of Shrey Pothini, a fifth grader at Harriet Bishop Elementary School.
It’s one thing to reach out and help those around you. It’s another to organize those around you to help even more people. But Shrey Pothini, a fifth grader at Harriet Bishop Elementary School in Savage, has gone one step further.