Students honored for public service

Maya Kukes

BURBANK -- Five local school students were honored Friday for their

public service work at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, as part

of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards celebration.

The award program is based solely on volunteerism and students are

selected based on their history of community involvement.

David Hoffman of Burbank High School of was selected for his work for

his church's outreach program; John Speirs of Burbank High, for

volunteering at the Burbank Animal Shelter; Jennifer Avila of John

Burroughs High School, for her work as a docent at the Burbank Historical

Society; Dilhara Fernando of John Burroughs High School, for her work at

the Hope for the Homeless Youth at the Dream Center in L.A.; and Matt

Fritz of David Starr Jordan Middle School, for his work at the Autry

Museum of Western Heritage.

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