St. Anne student honored nationally for volunteer effort

BARRINGTON – St. Anne Parish School seventh grade student Anne MacDonald has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award.

The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama.

St. Anne Parish School nominated MacDonald for the national honor.

MacDonald volunteers with an animal rescue and education program, working to get animals adopted and helping to improve the lives of those animals.

St. Anne Principal Dawn Kapka said MacDonald inspires others and sets a great example.