Huntingtown, MD – A student from The Calverton School in Huntingtown has been recognized nationally for his many hours of community service in 2018. Julian Jackson of The Calverton School’s Class of 2022 was recently awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Because he logged over 100 service hours in his community as a peer leader in a special needs Sunday school class and assisting the Charles County Humane Society, Jackson received the Gold Award.

According to its web site, “The President’s Volunteer Service Award is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and is administered by Points of Light. Through a shared mission of inspiring more to answer the call to service, the President’s Volunteer Service Award celebrates the impact we can all make in bettering our communities and our world.”

“Julian is a remarkable young man, quiet and unassuming, kind and thoughtful,” Calverton Head of School Christopher Hayes told “He is therefore an excellent tour guide for visiting prospective students.  He has endured personal hardship without complaint, maintained involvement in a variety of community activities, and, with his excellent academic performance, kept his sights on earning wonderful choices for college. I’m a big fan!”

Hayes added that last year he and the teen were part of an advisory group at the school. “He was the undisputed champion of the game Buffalo [a ‘name-dropping’ game],” said Hayes. “He has a big heart and a good head.”

“Through your dedicated service, you have ensured the continuation of America’s unparalleled commitment to improving the lives of others,” a letter sent to Jackson from The White House and signed by President Donald Trump stated.

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