Seattle middle schooler named top volunteer of 2013

Jessica Chin

Jessica Chin, 12, of Seattle was named one of Washington’s top two youth volunteers of 2013 on Feb. 5 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

Jessica, a seventh-grader at Seattle Country Day School, has worked for several years with her family at a facility that provides free children’s clothing and supplies to homeless families. She also raises money and takes care of dogs and cats for the local Humane Society.

To support her local Humane Society chapter, Jessica has donated over $600 by participating in two fundraising walks and persuading family members to walk with her.

As a State Honoree, Jessica will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all expense paid trip in early May to Washington, D.C. (end)

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