The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide volunteer program, recently named a Ulysses High School senior as a distinguished finalist for a Kansas community service award.

Slater Heglin, 18, organized a project management team of fellow students to raise money for Thanksgiving turkeys for local families in need. The group's project, "Tokens for Turkeys," asked students to donate change to select which pair of UHS teachers would swap jobs for the day.