Blue Star Families’ 2018 President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) Winners

April 12, 2019 - 1:21am

As an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) encourages citizens to live a life of service and lead by example to inspire others to engage in volunteerism. The award recognizes, celebrates, and holds up as role models Americans making a positive impact as engaged and deeply committed volunteers.

volunteer leaders

Some of our fabulous BSF volunteer leaders!

Because of this prestigious Award, Blue Star Families is able to amplify our gratitude by joining with the President of the United States to nationally recognize and thank 30 of our most dedicated volunteers.

starbucks and BSF volunteers

Starbucks teaming up with our Luke Air Force Base BSF volunteers!

As we celebrate National Volunteer Week here at Blue Star Families, we are honored to announce our 2018 President’s Volunteer Service Award Winners:

Christina Bastone

  • New York City
  • 307 hours – Silver Award

Lana Bonotan

  • Travis AFB, California
  • 1,425 hours – Gold Award

Amber Craft

  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • 179 hours – Bronze Award

Samantha Ferrigno

  • San Diego, California
  • 130 hours – Bronze Award

Erica Glass

  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • 100 hours – Bronze Award

Shadequa Hampton

  • New York City
  • 333 hours – Silver Award

Frank Hewett

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 359 hours – Silver Award

Savannah Hewett

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1,107 hours – Gold Award

Robin Johnson

  • San Antonio, Texas
  • 350 hours – Silver Award

Tai Kimes

  • Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
  • 109 hours – Bronze Award

Barbara Lercara

  • Clarksville, Tennessee
  • 468 hours – Silver Award

Nelida Lewis

  • El Paso, Texas
  • 1,034 hours – Gold Award

Margie Manning

  • North Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 467 hours – Silver Award

Cathy Murphy

  • DC Region
  • 155 hours – Bronze Award

Danny Norway

  • San Francisco, California
  • 634 hours – Silver Award

Hang Owen

  • Emerald Coast, Florida
  • 1,434 hours – Gold Award

Lauren Pierce

  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • 201 hours – Bronze Award

Sara Riggs

  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • 500 hours – Gold Award

Johnbrian Robles

  • Travis AFB, California
  • 564 hours – Gold Award

Carlos Sanchez

  • Travis AFB, California
  • 625 hours – Gold Award

Maria Sanchez

  • Travis AFB, California
  • 135 hours – Bronze Award

Diane Schneider

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • 223 hours – Bronze Award

Jessica Strong

  • Clarksville, Tennessee
  • 119 hours – Bronze Award

Kelly Stull

  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1,050 hours – Gold Award

Robert Ulz

  • San Diego, California
  • 153 hours – Bronze Award

Sujin Wineglass

  • San Antonio, Texas
  • 407 hours – Silver Award
travis AFB volunteers

Blue Star Families Travis Air Force Base Volunteers

Also in 2018:

We are proud to recognize FOUR amazing MILITARY KIDS who earned GOLD President’s Volunteer Service Awards!

Cameron Hewett, 120 hours

Enzi Norway, 160 hours

Kimi Norway, 317 hours

Monza Norway, 121 hours

Congratulations and THANK YOU to our 2018 award winners!

kirtland afb movie night volulnteer

BSF Volunteers at Kirtland Air Force Base at a Movie Night!

Past Blue Star Families PVSA Winners:

Tracy Adkins – Bronze Award (2015), Silver Award (2012)

Ginny Beers – Bronze Award (2016)

Rheanna Bernard – Bronze Award (2015)

Lana Bonotan – Gold Award (2017, 2016)

Elizabeth Castro – Bronze Award (2016), Silver Award (2015)

Stephanie Dengel – Gold Award (2016, 2015)

Gabrielle DeSimone – Bronze Award (2017)

Elysse Fleece – Bronze Award (2016, 2015)

Marianne Fontillas – Silver Award (2013)

Sherleana Fuentes – Gold Award (2017, 2016), Silver Award (2015)

Janette Geasley – Bronze Award (2017)

Erica Glass – Gold Award (2017, 2016, 2015)

Amy Granillo – Bronze Award (2013)

Wendy Hayes – Bronze Award (2016, 2013), Silver Award (2015, 2014)

Amse Heck – Gold Award (2017)

Cameron Hewett – Gold Award (2017)

Frank Hewett – Bronze Award (2017)

Savannah Hewett – Gold Award (2017), Silver Award (2016)

Jen Hurwitz – Bronze Award (2015, 2014)

Robin Johnson – Gold Award (2017), Silver Award (2016)

Shelley Kimball – Silver Award (2014), Gold Award (2013)

Tosombra Kimes – Silver Award (2016), Bronze Award (2015)

Nelida Lewis – Gold Award (2017, 2016)

Maria Mahoney – Bronze Award (2015)

Michael Maico – Bronze Award (2017)

Margie Manning – Bronze Award (2017, 2016)

Jesse Murphy – Bronze Award (2017)

Tammy Nelson-Burris – Bronze Award (2016)

Enzi Norway – Gold Award (2017)

Kimi Norway – Gold Award (2017)

Monza Norway – Gold Award (2017)

Hang Owen – Gold Award (2017, 2016)

Karen Paulus – Silver Award (2016)

Lauren Pierce – Bronze Award (2017)

Domonique Rice – Bronze Award (2014)

Sofia Rivera – Bronze Award (2014)

Nicole Robb – Bronze Award (2017)

Johnbrian Robles – Bronze Award (2017)

Sylvia Salas-Brown – Silver Award (2016)

Diane Schneider – Bronze Award (2017)

Tina Shifflet – Silver Award (2014), Bronze Award (2013)

Jenny Smith – Silver Award (2015), Bronze Award (2014)

Laura Spurgeon – Bronze Award (2014)

Patricia Vigil – Bronze Award (2016, 2015)

Maria Zambrana – Bronze Award (2016)

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Blue Star Families Travis Air Force Base Volunteers

About the Award:

Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are designed to recognize milestones of service achievement. Along with the ultimate honor of presidential recognition, recipients will receive a personalized certificate, an official coin, and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States.

 

Hours by Award Bronze Silver Gold
Adults 100 – 249 250 – 499 500+
Kids 50 – 74 75 – 99 100+
President’s Lifetime Achievement Award:
Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more hours in their lifetime.

 

https://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/

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