"We are pleased to announce that Sydney Pepin of Alfred, ME, is one of two Maine students named as Distinguished Finalists in the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals. As a result, she will be receiving an engraved bronze medallion at a future ceremony and has already received a certificate for the President's Volunteer Service Award. Sydney raised more than $3,400 with sponsorships to create and distribute more than 250 "cancer support bags" filled with tissues, snacks, paper, pens, etc. Sydney created her project such that first-time chemotherapy and radiation therapy patients could feel support during their days of treatment. Congratulations, Sydney...and thank you for volunteering."