Archive for Friday, April 20, 2007

Tonganoxie teen honored for community service project

April 20, 2007

A Tonganoxie teenager who organized a program to send care packages to U.S. troops in Iraq has been honored as one of the top two youth volunteers in the state of Kansas.

James Bailey, a Tonganoxie High School senior, received the Prudential Financial "Spirit of Community Award" during Thursday's meeting of the Leavenworth County Commission.

"This award recognizes James as a top volunteer in the entire state of Kansas -- not for his academic or athletic achievements, but for service to his community," said Eddie Batts, an agent with Prudential.

For more on the award, pick up The Mirror on April 25.

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