Lauren Vanlandingham, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, is a distinguished finalist in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Lauren is one of six distinguished finalists, and she will receive a bronze medallion for her community service activities.
Lauren is a member of the Girls Scouts of Eastern Missouri. She spearheaded a project called “A Million Letters”, an organization that collects and distributes letters of hope for those with cancer and their families. She then published a book highlighting the campaign, which enabled her to donate 150 books to hospitals, oncology centers and other cancer organizations across the nation.
For more on this recognition, click here. Congratulations on your accomplishment, Lauren!