Emily Pohorence receives President’s Volunteer Service Award


March 10, 2015

Firelands High School Senior Emily Pohorence Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Emily Pohorence

Emily Pohorence

 Henrietta Twp, OH – Emily Pohorence, 18, of Huron, OH, a student at Firelands High School, 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.  Emily was nominated for national honors this fall for her volunteer service.

Emily designed a book called “Words for Worries”, which she presented at the Firelands Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday evening, March 9th.  This book helps younger students who have just received the news that someone in their family has been diagnosed with Cancer.  Emily won the prestigious Gold Award for her work, and her countless hours of volunteering for the community.  This work earned her the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

FHS Principal Bob Maver said, “Emily is an outstanding student and even better person.  She is a shining example of what volunteerism can accomplish for both the school and community.”  Emily is ranked #1 in the Senior class, and has committed to attending Cleveland State University, where she will study either biology or psychology. Emily is the daughter of Jerry and Sue Pohorence.

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