The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards are designed to emphasize the importance of service to others and encourages all young Americans to contribute to their communities. Amity Middle School in Orange, where Demery attends eighth grade, nominated Demery for the award. She was one of more than 21,000 young people across the country considered for state-level recognition this year.
Rep Klarides applauded Demery’s exemplary community service and recognized her charitable work as an inspiration to young and old alike.
As a State Honoree, Demery will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and a trip to Washington, D.C. where she will join other honorees for several days of national recognition events.
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