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Harriet Bishop student honored with community service award

Shrey Pothini, a fifth grader at Harriet Bishop Elementary in Savage, has been honored as a Distinguished Finalist in the Prudential Spirit of Community Service program.

Shrey founded the Harriet Bishop Community Service club when he was in third grade. The club has grown to more than 60 student participants who have volunteered more than 3,000 hours. Club members learn about different nonprofit organizations and then plan service projects to benefit those organizations and the community.

Shrey is using a grant he was awarded to help expand the community service club model to all 10 elementary schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 11:24