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Seventeen year old Harlee Nelson of Salmon has been named as a Distinguished Finalist and one of the top youth volunteers in Idaho for 2016 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.
At the March 16 meeting of the Salmon City Council, Mayor Leo Marshall acknowledged the recently bestowed honor by presenting Nelson with a Certificate of Appreciation for her dedication and commitment to this community. Marshall said Harlee exemplifies the value of volunteer community service and is a role model to other youth as well as adults in our community. He said, “As mayor of the City of Salmon and on behalf of the City of Salmon I commend Harlee, our Prudential Spirit of Community Award honoree, for her outstanding volunteer contributions to others and our community.”
She has also received an engraved bronze medallion from Prudential Spirit of Community Awards which is the largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteer service.
Nelson is the person behind a yearly, Christmas season coat drive which she initiated in 2011. Since then she has been able to provide 815 new and gently used coats to children and adults in this community by way of a coat distribution center she created at the Junior High School.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is a national program created in 1995 by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The awards are designed to emphasize the importance the nation places on service to others and to encourage all young Americans to contribute to their communities.
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