Pass Christian Student Honored for Volunteer Service
Balancing high school and preparing for college can be a tough task, but one Pass Christian senior is doing that and still finding time to volunteer.
After creating a sensory friendly movie screening for people with autism and special needs, 17-year-old Lindsey Meyer was named “Mississippi’s Top Youth Volunteer Winner” of 2016. She also received the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. That award earned her the state honoree title and she was given a thousand dollars towards college, as well as an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.
Tonight at her high school senior awards ceremony, Lindsey was given an engraved silver medallion for her achievements. “The trip to D.C. was just, in one word, inspiring. I was in a room with a little less than 120 kids out of the 29,000 that applied for this. Each of them had an amazing project that was just like mine. I couldn’t believe that I was lucky enough to get there.”
Lindsey tells News 25 the thousand dollar award will go toward her college degree at the University of South Alabama.