Kaitlyn McAfee of Ooltewah, a senior at Collegiate High, will be presented with an engraved bronze medallion to recognize her selection as a Distinguished Finalist for Tennessee in the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
The presentation will be made on Thursday at 5 p.m. at the school board meeting at Hamilton County Department of Education board room, 3074 Hickory Valley Road in Chattanooga.
Ms. McAfee has raised more than $65,000 for the National Scoliosis Foundation over the past five years by organizing the “Color the Curve” 5K/1-mile fun run, and also leads a support group serving people with scoliosis and their families.
About the award:
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), represent the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. All middle and high schools in the U.S., along with all Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and affiliates of Points of Light’s HandsOn Network, were eligible to select a student or member for a local Prudential Spirit of Community Award last November. Two State Honorees—one middle and one high school student—plus a select number of Distinguished Finalists from each state and the District of Columbia were selected based on criteria such as personal initiative, effort, impact and personal growth.