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Some of the highlight’s of Carla McErlean’s Spirit of Community Washington trip - View Full Size Image
Some of the highlight’s of Carla McErlean’s Spirit of Community Washington trip
03/05/2016 CARLA’S WASHINGTON ADVENTURE!

Ireland's top youth volunteers, Loreto College's own Carla McErlean and Cian O'Grady from Limerick have travelled on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington DC this week to meet up with youth volunteers from across America and participate in the Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards.

Both Carla & Cian were selected from hundreds of youth volunteers across the island of Ireland to receive the title of All Ireland Youth Volunteers of the Year at the 2016 Pramerica Spirit of the Community Awards for the exemplary work they carry out in their local communities. During the four day event, Prudential presents awards to more than 100 outstanding youth volunteers in the U.S. as well as national honorees from around the world.

During the trip, Carla has had the opportunity to visit an amazing range of world-famous sights, including Arlington Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, Washington Monument and Martin Luther King memorial. Along with her fellow nominees, Carla visited Thompson Elementary School, spending time reading with the children and delivering books for them to take home.

Alongside Cian and all the other honourees, Carla attended the international Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Thanks to the Pramerica Spirit of Community's Social Media accounts, we can have a preview of Carla's Washington Adventures!