Lincoln High School Student Receives PSSDAR and NSDAR Award

CLARK – Hayden Slade, a student at Lincoln High School, recently won first place in the Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award from the Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (PSSDAR).

The award was given for his community service efforts for veterans and active duty troops.

Slade was sponsored by the Pymatuning chapter in Sharon, of which his grandmother Theresa Harkless Woods is a member. Her state-level submission also won the Eastern Division of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).

The award was presented to the Old South Armory at Tara – A Country Inn in Mercer County.

Slade is the co-founder and co-leader of the nonprofit charity Games to Give, along with fellow Lincoln High School student Grady Smith, which donates board games to charitable causes including troupes and veterans.

After: Games to Give has sent over 1,500 board games since its inception

After: The Rotary Club of Ellwood City recognizes Give to Give

He also applied for and received a grant to purchase reading glasses for Butler’s Veterans Administration Hospital, volunteers with the Yellow Ribbon Girls organization, and was involved in veterans’ causes through the Boy Scout Troop. 806, both of Ellwood City.

After: Eagle Scouts honored in Ellwood City

He is a new member of Butler’s Elizabeth McKinney Society Children of the American Revolution (CAR).

Martha K. Merrill