Herricks High School senior Naeha Pathak has been honored with a President Volunteer Service Award in honor of her dedication to helping others and making a difference in the world.
This award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.
Naeha spent several weeks volunteering in India at a hospital in New Delhi, as well as a rural health clinic in a developing village area. She also helped to raise funds for the clinic through performances with a dance class in which she is involved. In school, Naeha has contributed to the Herricks blood drive efforts, and outside of school, she has tutored younger children in Hindi.
Looking ahead at the future, Naeha plans to engage in more global health experiences and also volunteer in local communities.
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