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2 Utah students receive awards of $1,000 and trips to D.C. for acts of voluntarism

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The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards are honoring two Utah students for outstanding acts of voluntarism.

Marin Poole, 17, of Logan, and Krieg Adair, 12, of Monticello, San Juan County, were top nominees from Utah. As state honorees, each will receive $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., in May for several days of recognition events with other top youth volunteers from across the nation. Ten students will be named America's top youth volunteers for 2001. The program is sponsored by The Prudential Insurance Company of America and National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Poole, a junior at Logan High, is Utah's ambassador for the "TRUTH From Youth" anti-smoking campaign, in which she travels extensively to inform teens about the dangers of smoking.

Krieg, a seventh-grader at Monticello School and 4-H member, organized a "Trick or Treat for Food" event that collected 350 pounds of canned goods for a food bank.

Judges also recognized four other Utah students as finalists: Jennifer Conger, 17, Hyrum, a senior at Mountain Crest High School; Rachael Dailey, 17, Salt Lake City, a senior at West High School; Heather Jacques, 17, Riverton, a senior at Riverton High School; and Heather Rindlisbacher, 17, Orem, a senior at Orem High School.