Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 news release
POCATELLO â€” Â Angela Forhan, a student at Century High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a Presidentâ€™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 on behalf of President Barack Obama. Century High School nominated Angela for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service of 500 hours.
While actively involved in many service organizations and events Angela has also taken several leadership roles. She has been a member of Century High Schoolâ€™s Interact Club since 2011 and is currently serving as president. Under her leadership, the club grew from 1 to 30 active members, implemented rotating weekly service projects and a summer interact, led the club in providing over 1400 hours of community service, raised nearly $3,600 dollars for the Idaho Foodbank and $728 for Polio Plus, helped a neighboring school stat an Interact Club, Led Franklin Covey Seven Habits Training for peer groups and changed the clubs bylaws to improve its sustainability. In addition, she has volunteered in the CHS Ecology Club, Mayorâ€™s Youth Advisory Council, National Honor Society, Rotary Youth Leadership Development Program, Outdoor Program Community Interface and Brooklynâ€™s Playground.
Angela received a Presidentâ€™s Volunteer Service Award â€śGoldâ€ť Certificate which is the highest level of achievement in its category and a personal letter of congratulations from President Barack Obama.