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SHS student named the state's top High School Youth Volunteer

Charitable Crusaders with Ryan Almusawi
SHS junior Ryan Almusawi has been selected as one of only two state recipients of Prudential's Spirit of Community Award. Prudential chose Ryan above other applicants from across the state for his work within the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD community with the Charitable Crusaders, a group he helped establish with friends while attending Highland Middle School.
 
Ryan received a $1,000 scholarship and has been invited to attend an all-expenses-paid trip in May to Washington, D.C., where he will compete with 101 other honorees from across the nation for one of 10 national service awards.
 
In addition to receiving the honor of being selected as the state's top High School Youth Volunteer, Ryan also earned the President's Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country. He is one of two EMS ISD students to receive this prestigious award. Boswell High School senior Samantha Schramm also was selected for a President's Volunteer Service Award for her work at school and in the community. Both Almusawi and Schramm receive an award certificate and signed letter from the President of the United States acknowledging their impressive dedication to service.
 
Later this semester, representatives from Prudential will travel from their corporate office in New Jersey to Saginaw HS to present Ryan with a silver medallion. Please join EMS ISD in congratulating Ryan for being a role model to peers and community members, alike. We are #emsproud!