Miss Aquafest royalty were some of those honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
At a time when our state and communities need people to make a difference the most, the President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes those who have answered the call.
On Friday, Jan. 6, Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, hosted the President’s Volunteer Service Awards at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett.
“Everyone who receives one of these awards has made a tremendous difference in the lives of others and in their own community,” Hobbs said. “It is an honor to be a small part of a great night and a reminder that we can all make a difference when we volunteer.”
To be eligible to receive the award, individuals, families and groups submit a record of their annual volunteer service hours to participating certified organizations that will verify the service.
Established in 2003, the award is available on an annual basis to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering.
The following volunteers from the Snohomish County area received awards: Ages 5-14 – Bronze: Octavianna Knypstra, Ella Silver, Samantha Sevao, Tamara Sevao, Malena Chim, Ashley Krutsinger, Hannah Krutsinger. Silver: Alexis Miller Gold: Megan Bergnic, Ashley Bergnic, McKenzie Elledge, Kennedy Miller, Isabelle Banks, Ellie Behn, Cheyanne Garcia. Ages 15-25 – Bronze: Carolyn Hunter, Gabby Sturgill, Carlie Elledge, Grace Egelstad, Cheyanne Palmer, Macy Berg, Kelsie Hall, Amanda Sutton. Silver: Bailey Bruneau, Chantel Clifford.Gold: Jordon Donahue, Vonda DiLorenzo, Haley Downey, Jaymee Fenton. Ages 26 and Over ‑ Bronze: Trisha Downey, Deborah Petruzzi, Elizabeth Larsen. Silver: Carol Starcher, Nicole Miller, Monica Bergnic, Laura Hunter, Janice Huxford. Gold: Jessica Riggs, Lisa Bluhm, Linda Elledge.