Connor Cooper, 11, received the Presidential Service Award at Monday night's meeting for completing 109 service hours from April 1, 2012 through April 1, 2013 through his participation in the National Elementary Honors Society.
Although his parents were credited with motivating him to participate in the community, Cooper explained that volunteering is just something he enjoys doing.
"Volunteering is important so we can give back to our community and just help out," Cooper said. "Volunteering is just a good thing to do and it makes me feel very good when I can help out other people."
Cooper, who will enter sixth grade Monday, spent his volunteer hours helping out at Holy Communion Church, as a special Olympics peer partner at the school, caring for neighbors' pets, starting a garden at a local homeless shelter, ringing the Salvation Army bell during their Christmas fundraiser and assisting with other events through NEHS.