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Teen wins Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Teen wins Prudential Spirit of Community Award

CONYERS, Ga. -- A 13-year-old Rockdale County boy is one of two Georgia students to win the 2012 Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

Rashad Holmes was honored for his big heart and his community service. He made and sold cookies, then used the proceeds to pay for disadvantaged students to go on field trips and participate in local 4H and Boys and Girls Club activities.

Georgia's other winner, 18-year-old Kenneth Smalls-Muldrow of Pooler, was recognized for his work in educating young people about diabetes and raising money for a cure. Smalls-Muldrow was diagnosed with diabetes when he was only seven years old.

The two Georgia boys recently attended an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., where they received $1,000 prizes and engraved silver medallions. They also got the opportunity to meet New York Giants quarterback and 2012 Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, who personally congratulated them on their achievement.

Learn more about the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards at spirit.prudential.com.