Landon Smith of Woodbridge, Grade 7 from Amity Middle School in Bethany, participated in The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program. This award program recognizes students in grades 5-12 who make meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Landon volunteered at the Special Olympics this summer in the cycling races assisting athletes with cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. He recorded the times for each biker as he or she crossed the finish line and made those times into a chart so the head staff could calculate the statistics of each biker. These statistics ensured that each biker’s place was recorded correctly. Landon said that the athletes really worked hard to train for their race, and his role was important to ensure the bikers received the place they deserved.
By selecting Landon Smith as its top youth volunteer Amity Middle School Bethany has advanced his application for state-level judging in the 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Prudential will announce Connecticut’s top youth volunteers of the year on February 4, 2020.
Pictured from left to right: Landon Smith; Dr. Richard Dellinger, Principal – Photograph taken by Barbara Cassesse