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Hopewell Valley, New Jersey
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Community Service Award Nominations Due April 30

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Pennington NJ, March 29, 2015: The Hopewell Valley League of Women Voters is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Community Service Award, established 30 years ago.

Individuals and local organizations are invited to nominate students for the award, which recognizes a student who has demonstrated a commitment to school, church, or community through active volunteer work. Students who live in Hopewell Valley and are graduating from public or private high schools are eligible for nomination.

The $500 cash prize recognizes a student's volunteer work, as well as his or her interest in continuing community involvement after high school.

Students have been recognized in the past for diverse community activities such as teaching and serving in their church, leading local efforts for national or local charities, providing leadership in school and community organizations, being involved with the Scouts, and volunteering for local fire and rescue squads.

Nominations can be sent by email (click here), or mailed to the League of Women Voters, PO Box 82, Pennington NJ 08534. The deadline for nominations is April 30th.

Letters should include the nominee’s name, address, phone number, school and year of graduation, description of community involvement, and a personal statement of recommendation. Nominations should address whether the nominee shows promise of continued community involvement. The letter must include the sponsor's name, sponsoring organization (if applicable), address, phone, e-mail address, and length of time the sponsor has known the nominee.

The League's Service Award Committee will announce the scholarship recipient at the end of May, with a formal presentation to follow. Announcement of the award will be included in the recipient's high school commencement program. For more information on the Service Award, contact Joann Held at 609-737-0867 or Theresa Menders, who chairs the award committee, at 917-653-0875.

Founded nationally in 1920, the League of Women Voters has been active in Hopewell Valley for 52 years. For membership information, call Ms. Held at the number above

Rosemary April 2015