The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. The Corner Canyon administration nominated Claudia for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service.
Claudia has been very active in Latinos in Action, a community-based organization working to create access for Latino students. The Corner Canyon chapter of Latinos in Action is active and performs hundreds of hours of community service including tutoring young children whose first language is not English.
“We are very proud of Claudia for demonstrating civic responsibility through volunteering her time, talent, and energy,” said Principal Mary Bailey. “Claudia is also one of our Sterling Scholars and just successfully completed her interview in the final round of competition. She’s an all-around student, and excels in whatever she undertakes.”