2011 Chugiak High graduate Lauren Kerschner, 18, received a Spirit of Youth award for service to peers and a $500 scholarship Saturday, March 24 at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown Hotel.
Kerschner accumulated 480 volunteer hours at the Eagle River Boys & Girls Club in six months. Kerschner, a University of Alaska Anchorage freshman, now works part-time at the Eagle River clubhouse.
Kerschner has been the leader for the SMART Girls Program, which teaches youths about making positive choices. She’s also involved in community service projects via the Keystone Club and Bear Mountain Leo Lions.\