B-DHS junior Dylan Medler presented President’s Volunteer Service Award

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Feb 27, 2014 - 8:43:41 AM

VOLUNTEERISM RECOGNIZEDDylan Medler, a junior at Bray-Doyle High School, was recently honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
He received a personalized certificate of achievement and a congratulatory letter from President Barack Obama last week. Making the presentation at the school was Dylan’s FCCLA advisor and careers instructor, Donna Thames.
The 17-year-old has logged an impressive record of volunteer efforts. Currently serving as president of the Bray-Doyle chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Dylan participates in all of the organization’s projects—blood drives, the March for Troops project, the adopt-a-kid program at Christmas, and the refurbishing and decorating of the Christmas display in the Bray park.
In fact, says Thames, this past Christmas season, he programmed the lights on one of the displays in the Christmas pavilion to respond to music.
Dylan also volunteers with Bray’s food distribution program on a regular basis.
In addition to his volunteer work, he is also an outstanding student, consistently appearing on Bray-Doyle’s honor roll.
For the past two summers, he has completed the Upward Bound program, which provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance.
“Dylan has been one of the most dedicated and polite young men that I have ever taught. He is very deserving of this honor,” notes Thames.
Dylan is the son of Mark and Monica Stringfellow of Bray.