NFLS Student Wang Zheng Won the 5th Pramerica Fosun Spirit of Community Awards
Wang Zheng from NFLS Class 1 Senior Grade 3 took part in 2018 Pramerica Fosun Spirit of Community Award Ceremony in Shanghai on behalf of Nanjing and 2018 China Youngsters’ Public Forum from March 16 to 17. This year 1136 cases from 118 schools of Shanghai, Beijing, Shandong and Jiangsu were included in the event. Wang Zheng got the Silver Award and was named“Star Volunteer”as the first NFLS student winner of the award.
Wang Zheng has started to serve others since he came to NFLS. There are many old people in Xincun Community, the place where he lives. He began to provide free haircut service, the skill that he learned by himself, for all the old in his community since 2015. He even set up a service center for the benefit of the old. Besides, he participated in the public service events for many times, and cut hair for more than 100 old people. He got the Silver Award and the name of “Star Volunteer” for what he has done.
Fosun Fund, Prudential Financial, and Pramerica Fosun introduced the Spirit of Community Awards from the US to China, and established the Pramerica Fosun Spirit of Community Awards, aiming to discover and honor the Chinese middle school students who do public service. It has been the 5th year since the establishment of the awards. Student Wang Zheng is the 1st winner from NFLS.
Even though the organizer received a lot more applications than last year, the number of winners this year remains the same. We have 2 “Charity Ambassadors”, 15 “Star Volunteers” and 45 “Excellent Volunteers”. The “Charity Ambassadors”, Li Zhuo Qun from Shandong Experimental Middle School and Yan Yang from Shanghai Yang Jing Middle School will go to the global award ceremony in Washington DC on behalf of China. Student Li helped the students with visual impairment to take part in the College Entrance Exam, and Yan helped the poor farmers in Mountain Dabie in a special way.
There is no good deed that is too too small to be done. Honor means responsibility. NFLS students have more education resource than many, so of course we should take more social responsibilities. It is hoped that more of us would take part in public service and actively apply for the Spirit of Community Awards next year so as to win honor for our school and realize the value of your life at the same time.
The signature wall in the ceremony
The award ceremony
On the roof of Shanghai Fosun Art Center, where the ceremony was held, which is next to the Bund.
In Shanghai Center. Wang Zheng is the 3rd on the right.