Spirit of Community

Islip Middle School student Christian Muller has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a state-level Certificate of Excellence from the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program. Presented annually by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people across America for outstanding community service activities.
Christian was honored for his volunteer work in protecting the environment. He is a member of the Keep Islip Clean club and a founding member of the 4H Cornell Cooperative Extension club and participates in various beach and wetland cleanups.

Through his award, Christian received a congratulatory letter from President Barack Obama. In the letter, President Obama wrote, “Your volunteer service demonstrates the kind of commitment to your community that moves America a step closer to its great promise.”