Xavier student honored for ‘exceptional’ volunteerism

Xavier College Preparatory senior Allison Westra was named a Distinguished Finalist by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for her exceptional volunteerism.

Allison Westra

Allison Westra

One of eight students identified as Arizona’s top youth volunteers of 2016, Ms. Westra founded a school-based service program known as “Gators Giving Back,” which has provided approximately $25,000 in textbooks to the 40 percent of Xavier students with financial need.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program in its 21st year of honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

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