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Mars student wins Volunteer Service Award

ADAMS TWP - Mars Middle School seventh-grader Peyton Randall was selected to receive The President's Volunteer Service Award at the Gold Level.

Randall, 13, son of James and Jessica Randall of Mars, received the honor for his more than 100 hours of volunteer service through Hope Lutheran Church in Cranberry Township, where he participated in various activities, such as being Vacation Bible School crew leader. He also joined in mission work in Connellsville, Pa.; volunteered at the monthly Reality Tour drug prevention program and the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life Golf Tournament; and participated in the church's Relay for Life Team.

The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes U.S. citizens who have achieved the required number of hours of service during a 12-month period. Those ages 11-15 who complete more than 100 hours of volunteer service achieve Gold Level status.

All award recipients receive a personalized certificate, an official pin, a medallion or coin and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States.