Liberty volunteer honored
May 14, 2013
Melissa Blue, a senior at Liberty High School, was recognized by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program as a top youth volunteer in a ceremony at the school April 24.
Sponsored by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the national program is now in its 18th year. It recognizes middle and high school students for their outstanding community service. Blue is one of six students in Washington and 234 nationwide who were named Distinguished Finalists for their impressive community service activities.
During her two years at the American Inter national School in Israel, Blue volunteered to conduct research into environmental hazards to encourage farmers to reduce the use of pesticides.
Liberty Principal Josh Almy, Issaquah School District Superintendent Steve Rasmussen and Associate Superintendent Ron Thiele were all on hand to watch as Blue received a medallion from Prudential representative Rachel Zdenek.
“It’s always great to be able to recognize students and reinforce the work that you’ve done volunteering,” Rasmussen said to Blue. “We expect great things from you, and I hope we can hear of other great things in the future.”
Blue will attend the University of Washington.