Myrtle Beach student to receive award for volunteer efforts

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - An eighth-grade student from Forestbrook Middle School will be presented with an award to recognize her volunteer efforts.

Isabella Hixenbaugh of Myrtle Beach, will be honored with an engraved silver medallion to recognize her selection by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards as one of South Carolina's top two youth volunteers of 2014, according to a press release.

The awards assembly will take place Thursday, April 24 at the Forestbrook Middle School gym. The assembly begins at 9 a.m.

Isabella volunteers for a foundation that promotes the emotional healing of traumatized, neglected and abused children by teaching them to ride and take care of horses. For more information on Isabella's volunteering, click here:

As a State Honoree, Isabella also will receive $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip in early May to Washington, D.C., for several days of national recognition events. During the trip, 10 of the State Honorees will be named America's top youth volunteers of 2014.

Forestbrook Middle School is located at 4430 Gator Lane in Myrtle Beach.

Copyright 2014 WMBF News. All rights reserved.