On Tuesday, April 16th the Pendleton High School National Honor Society and their advisor, Schelle Bixler, were awarded the City of Pendleton Volunteer Group of the Year Award for their service to the community in 2018. Members of the PHS National Honor Society helped with many events during the year, including the Halloween Carnival, Daddy Daughter Dance, Mother-Daughter Night, and a Pioneer Park Clean-up.
The group was also awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for completing 204 hours of service during the calendar year. The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a national volunteer awards program, recognizing citizens who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month period. The award intends to encourage citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition. Each recipient receives a certificate and a letter from the White House acknowledging their service.
Formally established in 2009, the City of Pendleton’s Volunteer Program included 405 citizens in 2017, with volunteers performing 3,830 hours of service in various city departments. Working alongside city staff, volunteers played a vital role in enhancing, expanding and delivering quality programs and services to the community.
Tiffany Hegarty, City of Pendleton Volunteer Coordinator
Photo Credit: Glenn Graham