Additional Statementsby Senator Dean Heller
Posted on 2013-02-11
HELLER. Mr. President, today I wish to recognize two of
Nevada's finest, Konner Robinson and Anthony Schrecengost, for being
named Nevada's top two youth volunteers of 2013 by the Prudential
Spirit of Community Awards. For 18 years, this nationwide award program
has partnered with the National Association of Secondary School
Principals to honor outstanding acts of volunteerism.
Konner is a junior at Sage Ridge School in Reno, NV. He created a fund to provide grants to local schools to enable them to offer technology-based learning tools to financially disadvantaged students. Konner was inspired to start this project when he discovered one of his classmates could not complete her physics homework because she could not afford to buy a graphing calculator. I commend his commitment to providing access to technology for all students. All Americans should follow Konnor's lead and work to ensure our schools have the resources they need to provide our children with the best education possible.
Anthony, an eighth grader at Sig Rogich Middle School in Las Vegas, NV, has been a committed volunteer for the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, FAAN, for the past 3 years. He has been raising both money and awareness to help those who, like him, suffer from food allergies. Anthony's motivation to work on behalf of others who share his condition is inspiring.
[[Page S588]] On behalf of the residents of the Silver State, I am proud to recognize Konner and Anthony for their accomplishments and contributions to our State. As Nevada's top two youth volunteers of 2013, my hope is that Konner and Anthony will help serve as an example of the importance of volunteer work and service in our community. Today, I ask my colleagues to join me in congratulating these two exceptional young Nevadans.