Teen honored for his volunteer activities

MINERAL RIDGE -- Kenneth Lee-Maher, 15, of Mineral Ridge has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award.
The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was presented by The Prudential spirit of Community awards program on behalf of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.
Kenneth participated in the Spirit of Community program this year as a representative of Mineral Ridge High School, where he is a student.
Sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognized young people across America for outstanding community service activities. More than 170,000 young across America have been considered for these awards since the program began in 1995.
"We believe a thorough education includes many activities that occur outside the classroom," said NASSP Executive Director Gerald Tirozzi. "We're proud of these students because they recognize how important it is to play an active role in their communities by using their skills and talents to benefit others."