Freshman Sam Leist Wins Award for Volunteer Service

Freshman Sam Leist Wins Award for Volunteer Service

September 20, 2010

sam leist pb010.jpgSeptember 20, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Samuel R. Leist, a first-year student at DePauw University, is one of two recipients of the Bell Awards Youth Service Honor.  Presented by the WLKY Spirit of Louisville Foundation, the Bell Awards program "recognizes individuals who have demonstrated the true 'spirit of Louisville' through selfless volunteer service in our community," according to the Kentucky CBS affiliate.

An announcement on the television station's Web site notes that Leist "served as president of the Louisville Zoo Youth Board and a member of their board of directors. He volunteered more than 300 hours to the Louisville Zoo during high school, and was one of 17 teenagers worldwide selected to attend the 2008 Polar Bears International Leadership Camp, an international polar bear expedition. In addition, he is scheduled to travel to the Arctic Circle this fall to study bears and climate change. Samuel has also volunteered at Nazareth Home, Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. He graduated from St. Xavier High School and entered DePauw University this fall to study political science."WLKY LOGOsm.jpg

Leist will be honored at an October 6 banquet at the Galt House Hotel and the awards program will be televised on WLKY on Saturday, October 16.

Learn more at the station's Web site.