Fourth-grade girls win Most Outstanding Volunteers at Jefferson Awards
May 6, 2014 11:23 PM
Hillary Schafer, right, of the Jefferson Awards for Public Service, hands out the Most Outstanding Volunteers awards to Griffin Kerstetter, 10, of Fox Chapel, left, and Annie Yonas, 9, or O'Hara.
Griffin Kerstetter, 10, of Fox Chapel, second from right and Annie Yonas, 9, or O'Hara, right, winners of the Jefferson Awards for Public Service Most Outstanding Volunteers, joined other finalists in singing God Bless America. Also in picture are, from left, Evan "Jake" Waxman, Arlene Oehling, Chris Meyer and Tracee Kirkland.
Jefferson Awards for Public Service Most Outstanding Volunteers are Griffin Kerstetter, 10, of Fox Chapel, left, and Annie Yonas, 9, or O'Hara, who helped found Home Lost Program.
O’Hara Elementary fourth-graders Griffin Kerstetter, 10, of Fox Chapel and Annie Yonas, 9, of O’Hara, were selected Most Outstanding Volunteers from among six finalists in the Jefferson Awards for Public Service Program.
A ceremony honoring the girls took place Tuesday night at the East Club at Heinz Field.
The finalists were selected from 50 local Jefferson Award winners for 2013.
The girls were honored for creating the Home Lost Project, which turns discarded T-shirts into blankets for the homeless. They will now represent Western Pennsylvania in the National Jefferson Awards Ceremony that will be held in Washington, D.C. sometime this summer.
Locally, the Jefferson Awards program is administered by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette with sponsorship by Highmark and BNY Mellon.
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