ST. LOUIS ( -- A local high student school is getting some special recognition - from the White House.

Emma Herr, a senior at Cor Jesu, received a presidential award, in part because of her musical talents.

Herr received the President's Volunteer Service Award, for logging 250 hours of volunteer service in a 12-month span.

She got those hours by:

  • She plays violin every week for Sunday Mass
  • Works as a teacher's assistant
  • Works as a teen retreat leader
  • Took part in her school's mission trip to Appalachia

The Presidential Volunteer Service Award was established in 2003, in connection with the Points of Light volunteer program.

Congratulations, Emma!

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