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Colton Strawser honored as one of Indiana’s top student volunteers


Student volunteers from around the state were honored recently by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

Colton Strawser of Wolcottville was one of six Indiana Distinguished Finalists honored for their impressive community service activities. Each will receive an engraved bronze medallion.

Strawser, a junior at Lakeland High School, is currently the executive director of the nonprofit organization “PC’s for Youth,” which provides free computers to students. Strawser, who has been volunteering with the organization since 2008, has expanded the program to provide free computers to five counties in Northeast Indiana.

“Through their selfless acts of service, these award recipients have greatly improved the lives of others,” said Prudential Chairman and CEO John Strangfeld. “We hope their stories and their dedication inspire other young people to do the same.”

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, now in its 17th year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

"We are so pleased to celebrate these student volunteers,” said JoAnn Bartoletti, executive director of NASSP. “It’s important to highlight them as powerful examples of how young people can make a difference."