Allison Novack receives the District's Outstanding Student Volunteer Award from Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho

Allison Novack has been named as the Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year for the entire Miami-Dade County Public School System. At a gathering of over 1,200 people at Jungle Island on April 15, 2010, the award was announced after a panel of judges had been reviewing nominations for the past several weeks.

Allison’s volunteer work in many capacities, including as President of the Junior State of America (MB Chapter), as Producer for the non-profit 1308 Productions organization, as organizer of youth voter registration projects, as host to a Congressional visit to Beach High, as an integral part of Sky News’ global coverage of US elections, as creator of Rock the Vote concerts and shows, and as an energetic student leader on the local, national and international level, all created positive results for her school and community.

The Miami-Dade County Public School District thanked Allison for her devotion to public service. On hand were Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho, School Board Vice Chair Perla Tabares Hantman, and School Board Members Dr. Lawrence Feldman, Dr. Wilbert Holloway, and Augustin Barrera. Also in attendance were corporate and business leaders, civic organizations, educators and public administrators.

Allison’s efforts have been spotlighted by Voice of America Radio, global television network Sky News, the United States Congress, Teen Voices “18 under 18”, and many other media and civic recognitions.