Tyler Collins, a Mundelein High School senior, has been honored for his volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The 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. MHS officials nominated Collins for national honors this fall in recognition of his volunteer service.
During his career at MHS Collins has been involved in band, the Chess Team, Future Business Leaders of America [FBLA], Helping Heroes of America, Math Team, Gymnastics, National Honor Society, Student Athlete Leadership Training [SALT] and gymnastics. Outside of school he is a volunteer working with veterans at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Healthcare Center in North Chicago, he is a coach in the Special Olympics program and volunteers at the Gymnastic Spot in Mundelein.
“The recipients of these awards demonstrate that young people across America are making remarkable contributions to the health and vitality of their communities,” said John Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial. “By recognizing these students and placing a spotlight on their volunteer activities, we hope to motivate others to consider how they can also contribute to their community,” he said.