Local Student Wins Spirit of Community Award



Ryan Poisker of Pittsburgh, a seventh-grader at Ingomar Middle School, has been presented with an engraved bronze medallion to recognize his selection as a Distinguished Finalist for Pennsylvania in the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

Ryan led an initiative to create a Purple Up for Military Kids program at his school, working with his friends to make materials and raise awareness about the sacrifices of military children. For more information on Ryan’s volunteering, click here: https://spirit.prudential.com/honoree/2017/pa/ryan-poisker


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 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.

For more information on the rest of this year’s Prudential Spirit of Community Awards State Honorees and Distinguished Finalists, visit http://spirit.prudential.com.