Whisonant Selected as Louisiana’s TopYouth Volunteer of 2020

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors Winn Parish student with $1,000, medallion and trip to nation’s capital.

Caroline Whisonant, 18, of Winnfield, was one of two and Kierce Smith, 12, of Baton Rouge, were named Louisiana’s top two youth volunteers of 2020 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As State Honorees, Caroline and Kierce each will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip in early May to Washington, D.C., where they will join the top two honorees from each of the other states and the District of Columbia for four days of national recognition events. During the trip, 10 students will be named America’s top youth volunteers of 2020. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, now in its 25th year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

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