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Students honored for service

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:28 p.m. CDT
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Barrington High School seniors Peter Chung and Courtney Quigley were runners-up in the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards of Illinois contest.

BARRINGTON – Two Barrington High School seniors were honored by Prudential Financial at the Barrington 220 School District Meeting Monday.

Runners-up in the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards of Illinois contest, seniors Peter Chung and Courtney Quigley were recognized as young people displaying outstanding local service and volunteerism. Both students received an engraved bronze Distinguished Finalist medallion.

The students were nominated by high school principals. As, BHS-TV president, Chung was honored for his high-impact film production. Quigley too has received much praise for her volunteer work, raising money to build homes in Guatemala.

Quigley said the community has fueled her passion for service.

“I’m really grateful for the opportunism I have,” Quigley said. “The work I’ve been doing comes from the way I was raised and the way the community has encouraged me. The community has given me my dreams – my passion. They keep me going and make me want to do more.”

Chung spoke about adolescents taking a stand for their generation – something he has been researching.

“I found that our generation, from 1996 forward, is very dismayed with politics,” Chung said. “Our generation is discouraged with the state of affairs in the world, and it’s up to kids like us to take initiatives and make a change themselves.”

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