Fisher a ‘Distinguished Finalist’ for state award

Rebecca Fisher, 18, a 2019 Farragut High School graduate who already had earned recognition for her community service while at FHS, was presented with an engraved bronze medallion to recognize her selection as a Distinguished Finalist for Tennessee in the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

It happened Wednesday, Aug. 14, during a Knox County Board of Education meeting
in Knoxville City County Building, downtown Knoxville.

Among her giving, Fisher created and organized “The Farragut Leadership Series,” a speaker series that invites community leaders to speak to teenage audiences about their professional path, as well as the importance of leadership and service.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, represent the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.

All middle and high schools in the United States, along with all Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and affiliates of Points of Light’s HandsOn Network, were eligible to select a student or member for a local Prudential Spirit of Community Award last November.

Two state honorees — one middle and one high school student — plus a select number of Distinguished Finalists from each state and the District of Columbia were selected based on criteria such as personal initiative, effort, impact and personal growth.

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