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Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Wesley Orton, center, youngest son of the late US Congressman Bill Orton and Jacquelyn Orton, was named the Utah's Top High School Volunteer by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in 2015. The deadline for the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award is Nov. 7, 2017.

SALT LAKE CITY — Do you know a student volunteer who has made a difference in their community?

The 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award will be bestowed on two Utah students who have left a meaningful impact on the world or their communities through volunteer service.

One middle level student and one high school student will receive $1,000, a medallion and an expense-free trip to Washington D.C. for a chance at receiving additional grants and awards.

Now through Nov. 7, students in grades 5-12 — and whose volunteer work was performed within the past 12 months — can apply for the award which is sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

“NASSP is proud to honor middle level and high school students who go above and beyond to better the lives of others,” said JoAnn Bartoletti, executive director of NASSP, according to a press release. “We are inspired every year by their stories of service and look forward once again to celebrating young volunteers across America.”

The application requires certification by a youth community leader, as specified in the instructions found on Prudential's award webpage.

For more details on the Washington D.C. event or to apply for the award, go to the application webpage here.

jhale@deseretnews.com