They are Blue Ribbon Award winners chosen in the Support Our Schoolsprogram, or SOS. The high school students were chosen for volunteering inSOS after school programs, which provide middle school students tutoringand other positive activities geared to keeping them out of trouble.
Lauren Hall says volunteering is a lot of fun. She gets to spend timewith other students while doing her homework at the same time.
Two hundred students, teachers, volunteers and business partners werehonored at Wednesday's program. There are SOS programs in 64 countiesinvolving nine-thousand students and 1,000 volunteers across thestate.