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Shorecrest Senior Honored for Volunteerism

Izabella Davis
Izabella Davis

 

Shorecrest High School senior Izabella Davis has been named one of the top runners-up in the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in Washington. A Prudential representative will present her with an engraved bronze Distinguished Finalist medallion to commemorate the prestigious award later this month.

The Spirit of Community Awards is a nationwide program honoring youth of outstanding acts of volunteerism.

Davis is one of only seven students in Washington to receive this special recognition.

The selection committee recognized her for her work in founding Express Yourself, a non-profit program that promotes empowerment and self-expression for teenagers with disabilities through workshops on photography, filmmaking and other creative arts. Having grown up with a physical disability, Davis said she was determined to ensure other teens did not define themselves by their disabilities and secured several sponsorships to bring her vision to life.

Based on the number of volunteer hours that Davis has completed, she will also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award. This award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time serving their communities and comes with an award certificate and letter from the President of the United States.