Akash Gururaja Named Distinguished Finalist For Volunteerism
Akash Gururaja, a senior at Linn-Mar High School, has been named a distinguished finalist in the Iowa Top Youth Volunteers of 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
Akash co-founded “Carnatic for a Cause,” an organization that has raised more than $24,000 for community causes since 2015 by organizing a series of performances featuring young artists. The initiative, which has featured 75 performers at events in five cities, has benefited causes ranging from a local women and children’s center to flood victims in Chennai, India.
The program recognizes students for their impressive community service activities. As a distinguished finalist, Akash will receive an engraved bronze medallion.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, now in its 24th year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).