Keara Jones, from Tunica, a Junior at The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA), has been honored for her exemplary 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 on behalf of President Barack Obama. Jones was nominated for this national honor in recognition of her volunteer service. She is a member of The Mississippi Student Advisory Board and serves as an Arts Ambassador at the Mississippi School of the Arts.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), recognizes students across America for outstanding volunteer service.

“Demonstrating civic responsibility through volunteerism is an important part of life,” said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. “These honorees practice a lesson we hope all young people, as well as adults, will emulate.”