Prudential Spirit of Community Awards to five Indian American students

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 21 February 2011, 21:15 Hrs
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North Carolina: Five Indian American students are among the honourees to get this year's Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. It's a nationwide program that honours young people for their volunteerism.

Manasvi Koul, an 18 year old cancer survivor, is a student at Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw, North Carolina. Manasvi founded a nonprofit group to educate people about becoming bone marrow donors.
Another student, 17 year old Priya Krishnan of McLean, Virginia, is a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria. She raised $000 for two orphanages and a school for rural girls in India by recycling used electronics and soliciting donations.

Paarth Shah is a 16 year old student at Horseheads High School in Horseheads, New York. He raised $23,000 to refurbish computer lab facilities in Indian schools.

17 year old Nikhitha Murali is a senior at Ashwaubenon High School, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She raised $4,000 to organize a one-day health care clinic in an Indian village, and also bringing health care professionals and supplies to 203 villagers.

16 year old Parth Singh is a student at Jenks High School in Jenks, Oklahoma, who helped launch a youth chapter of Habitat for Humanity in Tulsa, Okla. Parth also organized a "15 Days of Kindness" event in Jenks last fall.

Each winner will receive $1,000, a silver medallion and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. There will 10 students who will be selected national honorees on May 2, and will be receiving additional $5,000, a gold medallion, a crystal trophy and a $5,000 grant from Prudential to the charitable organizations of their choice.

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