National Awards

Casady Service-Learning Program (9th-12th grades)
Service Education Experience Program (7th-8th grade)


                                The Presidential Volunteer Service Award

The President Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA ) is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and is administered by Points of Light. With a shared mission of inspiring more to answer the call to service, PVSA celebrates the impact we can all make in bettering our communities and our world.

Presidential recognition sets the volunteer/service learner apart from peers. It is a tremendous honor. Even though servant leaders may not seek recognition, their example can deliver a powerful message that encourages others to take action.

In the high school, along with the ultimate honor of presidential recognition, recipients receive an official pin, medallion or coin, and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States.

The Casady service learning office orders awards for eligible MD and UD students. The service year is from April 1-March 31; the deadline for service entries is March 31 annually. MD service hours must be submitted via a handwritten service log form. UD service hours 
are tracked on MobileServe. External digitalized tracking systems are permissible; therefore, Casady will no longer be tracking hours on the Presidential Volunteer Service Award website. Awards are delivered in a special recognition Chapel service in the fall.

Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are offered in multiple levels: bronze, silver, and gold. 
Hours by AwardBronzeSilverGold
          Age Category
Kids (5-10)
   1st level
26-49 hrs.
 2nd level
50-74 hrs.
   3rd level
75+ hrs.
Teens (11–15)
50 – 74
75 – 99 hrs.
100 + hrs.

Young Adults (16-25)
100 – 174
175 – 249
250 + hrs.

                                 The 2021 Casady Presidential Volunteer Service Awards

                                      The Congressional Youth Award

                                       Claire Richards '06, Gold, Arjun Nanda'15, Silver


The Congressional Award is the United States Congressional award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals.

                          ABC Summer of Service Award

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Winners receive a $1,000 award to help make a lasting, positive change in the world.  Especially interested in ongoing, youth-led projects that highlight the creativity and commitment of young people working to meet the needs of others. Involved in volunteering? ABC Summer of Service wants to hear your story of service.  All applicants must list Casady School Service Learning as their sponsoring organization.  The award check will be sent to the sponsoring organization or school.  The sponsoring organization or school will accept the award funds for the applicant and work with them to utilize the funds.  YSA cannot send award funds to an individual.

Rachel Clapper '04
Project SOS: Prevention of Teen Suicide

Are you a middle or high school student that enjoys making a difference through service? If so, apply for the Prudential Spirit of Service Award. You could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington D.C.

                            Award Winning Cyclone Projects

Volunteers of the Year:  
Infant Crisis Services Youth Board:  Jessica Greene ‘15, Caitlin Clements '07

World Neighbors
Dignity Award: SOW LOVE Project 2012, building schools in Zambia, The Utz Family and Friends

 Relay for Life
Awards:  Cancer awareness and fundraiser
Top Newcomer of the year 2010: Teen-led Relay for Life
Top fundraiser in its category 2011: Intergenerational-led Relay for Life Emily Beavers '12
Scholar Athlete: Student awarded $20,000 for college of choice and a donation to project:
Knitting for Troops 2011: Chandler Helms'12
Philanthropy Award:  Kids Making a Difference 
SOW LOVE Project 2011: Building schools in Zambia
Project Fallumichechi 2005:  Choctaw Nation Domestic Violence Prevention, Claire Richard '06

Gloria Baron Prize Award 
Project Fallumichechi 2006: Prevention of Domestic Violence in the Choctaw Nation, Claire Richard '06

Prudential Spirit of Community Award 
SOS: Prevention of Teen Suicide Project 2004:  Rachel Clapper '04

Rebuilding Together Hammer Award:    
Refurbishing Four Consecutive Homes of elderly handicapped Oklahomans in four years (2002-2005)
Service-Learning Program: Mr. Matt Pena and Mrs. Carmen Clay