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A National Community Service Awards Recognition Program


Auburn City Schools

Presidential Volunteer Service Award


Past Award Recipients 

Points of Light Award Recipients

Juhyun "Jennie" Son - Bronze

Gabriel Au - Gold

Jaeyoung Lee - Gold

Suma Ejantkar - Bronze

Tori Buchannon - Bronze

Sarah Yun - Bronze

Leslie Dees - Bronze

Hayden Burch – Gold

Cameryn Smith – Silver

Heejeong Jeong – Silver

Heesun Jeong – Silver

Rahul Lall – Bronze

Shamya Williams – Bronze

Mark Grantham

Executive Director

Auburn-Opelika Habitat for Humanity

​​The Award

Presidential recognition sets you apart from your peers. It is a tremendous honor. Even though you may not seek recognition, your example can deliver a powerful message that encourages others to take action.


The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens and permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.


  • Individuals, families and groups that meet the criteria are eligible for the PVSA.

  • Recipient(s) must be a United States citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States.

  • Awards are issued for service hours served within a 12-month time period or over the course of a lifetime.

  • Awards are issued for volunteer service only; additional levels of participation with the organization (i.e., charitable support) are not a factor considered for the award.

  • Awards are issued by Auburn High School’s PVSA contact as a Certifying Organization.

  • Service must be with an approved Certifying Organization that is legally established in the United States.


Participating Organizations

FBLA, AHS Work-Based Education Program, and Auburn High School Community Service Program.


Partnering Organizations

Contact Audrey Marshall to become a partnering organizations.



All ACS students and partnering organizations are eligible.  Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement. Levels include bronze, silver, gold and the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime.

 Award Period from May 1-April 30

To Register for the ACS Presidential Volunteer Service Award



Along with the ultimate honor of presidential recognition, recipients will receive a personalized certificate, an official pin, medallion or coin and a congratulatory letter from the president of the United States.


Tips for Volunteers

Consider the skills you have to offer

If you enjoy outdoor work, have a knack for teaching, or just enjoy interacting with people, you may want to look for volunteer work that will incorporate these aspects of your personality.  



Try something new

Perhaps you would like to learn a new skill or gain exposure to a new situation.  Volunteering can help you improve certain skills or simply offer a change from your daily routine.



Don’t over-commit your schedule

Make sure the volunteer hours you want to give fit into your hectic life, so that you don’t frustrate your family, exhaust yourself, shortchange the organization you are trying to help or neglect your job. 


Combine your goals

Volunteer hours are often a required part of college and scholarship applications. Look for volunteer opportunities that will also help you achieve other goals for your life in addition to helping others such as senior citizens or children. 


Consider volunteering as a club or student organization

Think about looking for volunteer opportunities suitable for organizations to do together.  When a organizations volunteers together, the experience can bring them closer together, teach members the value of giving their time and build wonderful memories.




Contact Information

Audrey Marshall, ACS Certifying Agent/PVSA Contact


Dr. Shannon Pignato, Principal


Assistant Principals:

Beth Antione

Chis Hames

Jamie Rice

Justina Wills


Dr. Silvia Scaife, Career Technical Education Director

Auburn High School

1701 East Samford Avenue

Auburn, AL 36830


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