USC junior earns President’s Volunteer Service Award
Tyler Clark, a junior at Upper St. Clair High School, has earned the national President’s Volunteer Service Award in recognition of his exemplary volunteer service. He was nominated for the award by the high school’s counseling department.
The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama.
In the spring of 2014, Tyler’s sister, Kate, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Subsequently, he created a walk team – Kate’s Krew – to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. To date, Kate's Krew has raised more than $5,000 toward the type 1 diabetes cure effort and continues to actively raise funds and participate in the annual walk-a-thon to promote diabetes awareness.
“We are proud of Tyler for his strong commitment to service and are pleased that his efforts have been recognized through the President’s Volunteer Service Award,” Dr. Patrick T. O’Toole, superintendent of schools, said. “Tyler’s efforts to actively raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and to participate in diabetes awareness are commendable.”
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, recognizes middle level and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service.