Boxes Of Love Inc.™
mykah@boxesoflove.net
My'Kah Knowlin, age 11, of Lincoln, Nebraska, and a
student at Lux Middle School, has achieved national recognition for
exemplary volunteer service by receiving a 2013 Prudential Spirit of
Community Award; and
WHEREAS, this prestigious award, presented by Prudential Financial in
partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals,
honors young volunteers across America who have demonstrated an
extraordinary commitment to serving their communities; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Knowlin earned this award by giving generously of her
time and energy to deliver more than three hundred "Boxes of Love" filled
with toys, snacks, and other items to children in Joplin, Missouri, after that
city was hit by devastating tornadoes. She asked businesses to donate items
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and shoe stores to donate boxes, and then she recruited friends to help fill
the boxes; and
WHEREAS, the success of the State of Nebraska, the strength of our
communities, and the overall vitality of American society depend, in great
measure, upon the dedication of young people like Ms. Knowlin who use
their considerable talents and resources to serve others.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE
ONE HUNDRED THIRD LEGISLATURE OF NEBRASKA, FIRST
SESSION:
1. That the Legislature congratulates and honors My'Kah Knowlin as a
recipient of a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award, recognizes her
outstanding record of volunteer service, peer leadership, and community
spirit, and extends best wishes for her continued success and happiness.
2. That a copy of this resolution be sent to My'Kah Knowlin.
U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today met
with two Nebraska students, who were
honored at the The Prudential Spirit of
Community Awards for outstanding
volunteer service.

Alexandra Baxter, 18, of Omaha and My’Kah
Knowlin, 12, of Lincoln were recognized in
Washington, D.C., on Sunday, May 5th, at an
award ceremony held at the Smithsonian’s
National Museum of Natural History.

Fischer met with the two award winners in
her Washington, D.C., office to congratulate
and thank them for their dedicated
commitment to service in the Lincoln and
Omaha communities. A photo of Fischer with
the award winners is available below.