MANCHESTER – East Catholic Hgh School senior Julia Loomer has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, acknowledging her for her exemplary volunteer service.
Miss Loomer has done extensive volunteer work with MARC, an agency devoted to helping the developmentally disabled.
She also volunteers with the nonprofit organization Simply Smiles, which helps improve the lives of impoverished children and families in Mexico. She is traveling to Mexico this month to assist with the building of a middle school and to help distribute medical and food supplies to one of the poorest regions of that country.
The award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country. It was granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barak Obama.