By Teresa Latchford
Guest speaker Joan Kelley Walker, an avid volunteer herself, told the teens sitting in the front row of the Magna International atrium that while they are off to a good start, their volunteering journeys have just begun.
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Together, 20 local youths honoured at the 2015 Give Back Awards have logged nearly 10,000 volunteer hours in their schools and communities.
The cash prize and award, given by Neighbourhood Network, a community initiative funded by Magna International Inc. that brings together volunteers and local charities to support residents in Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King and Newmarket, honours graduating high school students selected based on the exceptional contributions they have made to their peers and communities.