David Sanchez, 18, from The Prairie School in Racine, Wis., was among the fifteen inspiring young people named to PARADE magazine’s first-ever All-America High School Service Team, presented in partnership with The LEAGUE, who were honored yesterday afternoon at a private reception at The White House, attended by Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. Earlier, team members received their awards at The LEAGUE’s third annual National Awards & Recognition event.
Sanchez, who was featured on the cover of the June 6 issue of PARADE alongside actor Matthew McConaughey, was named the First Team in the Economics category for his work on Job-Link Racine, an organization that helps homeless and at-risk teens find work.
Also on hand to honor the PARADE All-America Service Team: Celebrity presenters: Chris Draft, NFL; Jessie Vetter, U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey team; Jan Eliot, Cartoonist “Stone Soup”; Jeff Keane, Cartoonist “The Family Circus”; John King, CNN anchor and chief national correspondent; Jack Haire, CEO, PARADE Magazine; Chip Wheeler, Dir. of Community Relations, ING (event title sponsor) and Chris Park, President, New York Life Foundation (presenting sponsor for the PARADE All-America Service Team).
Photo Credit: Ray Stubblebine