The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes students who have demonstrated exemplary community service. The program was created in 1995 and is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Over the past 12 years, the program has honored more than 70,000 young volunteers at the local, state, and national levels. Each State Honoree will receive $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, (May 5-8, 2007) with one parent or guardian. While in Washington DC, 10 National Honorees will be chosen. Each of the 10 National Honorees receives an additional $5,000, a gold medallion, and a crystal trophy for his or her school.