Julie Lindell: A Spirited Volunteer

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Shoreham-Wading River High School senior Julie Lindell has been named a Prudential Spirit of Community Award winner, as well as a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Julie, an active member within the district community and a National Merit Scholar, is a member of the Hope Children’s Fund, the Global Awareness Club, Best Buddies and more.

Julie received a certificate of excellence from Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals for demonstrating exceptional initiative in service to the community and has been designated one of the top student volunteers in New York. The Prudential Spirit of Community Award is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteer community service.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award is an awards program that encourages United States citizens to live a life of service through presidential recognition. In a letter sent to Julie by President Barack Obama, he wrote, “Your volunteer service demonstrates the kind of commitment to your community that moves America a step closer to its great promise. Thank you for your devotion to service and for doing all you can to shape a better tomorrow for our great Nation.”

“There are three things in life that I really love – music, sailing and helping people,” said Julie, who will be majoring in music education in the fall. “Teaching is my primary goal,” she said. “I feel that I can help a lot of people by teaching them music.”