Breanna Barbosa of Clayton, a senior at Johnston County Early College Academy, received an engraved bronze medallion to recognize her selection as a Distinguished Finalist for North Carolina in the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
Breanna has been volunteering during the past two summers at the Duke University Hospital in its Children’s Health Center, where she plays games and does projects with the children, many who are terminally ill. In 2015, Breanna was asked to serve as the center's lead volunteer.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), represent the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Recipients are selected based on criteria such as personal initiative, effort, impact and personal growth.