AXTON, VA – Carlisle School senior Jacob Tisdale has been honored for his volunteer service with the President's Volunteer Service Award.
The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.
Along with a certificate of honor, Tisdale also received a letter from The White House signed by President Donald J. Trump.
In the letter, President Trump said, “Over this past year, you have served as a model of the American spirit. Your many hours of service have strengthened the bonds of cooperation and trust that bring people together while helping to address some of the greatest challenges of our time.”
Carlisle's College Counseling Department nominated Tisdale for national honors this fall in recognition of his volunteer service.
“Open-minded and compassionate, Jacob is an asset to any community endeavor he pursues and consistently gives his best effort ensuring success for any project,” said College Counselor Susan Aaron. “Jacob's interest in helping his community is genuine, and he demonstrates respect for all individuals he encounters, making them feel welcome and appreciated.”
Tisdale has been a member of the student council all four years of upper school and is serving as class president in his senior year.
He has also been a member of the school's mentoring program for the past four years, a program that builds school-wide relationships while also providing each younger student with an excellent teenage mentor.
Tisdale has been involved in the Model United Nations Team, Carlisle Players Theater, Roanoke Youth Symphony, Valley Chamber Orchestra, and Harvest Youth Board.
Tisdale is an Honor Roll student on the Trustee's list, a member of the National Honor Society, and a Junior Marshall.
He plays baseball and soccer all while balancing his volunteer activities.