Alexander, Corker Congratulate Tennessee Students Honored in 2010 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program

St. Mary’s Episcopal School Senior and Woodstock Middle School 7th Grader Among Students Recognized in Washington, D.C.

Posted on May 4, 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today congratulated Zonia Ali, 18, of Cordova, a senior at St. Mary’s Episcopal School and Alexus Fraser, 13, of Millington, a seventh grader at Woodstock Middle School for being selected as Tennessee’s state honorees in the 2010 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.  Each year, the program selects one high school student and one middle school student in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia for being outstanding volunteers in their communities. This week the 102 state honorees gathered in Washington, D.C., for the 2010 national recognition events.    

“I am proud of Alexus and Zonia for giving so much of their time to help others in their communities,” said Alexander.  “They are great role models for Tennesseans of all ages.”                

“I commend Zonia and Alexus for their service and leadership and thank them for working to make a difference in their communities,” said Corker.  

Miss Ali promotes community service opportunities at her school, St. Mary’s Episcopal, maintaining a Web site of volunteer opportunities in the area and organizing an annual “agency fair” allowing students to explore volunteer opportunities by speaking with nonprofit representatives.  

Miss Fraser volunteers her time in a variety of areas including collecting school uniforms for disadvantaged children, visiting children in the hospital during the holidays, and selling candy to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House.  Fraser also spends time warning others against the problem of addictions that plagued her childhood home.  

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