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Fleming student gets national recognition for his service

ROANOKE -

William Fleming student Ollie Howie is being recognized for his community service.

He was among the top 10% of all applicants for the Prudential Spirit of Community awards. Based on the number of volunteer hours indicated in his application he qualified for the president's volunteer service award. The award recognizes Americans of all ages to volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.

He received a letter from President Obama saying in part "thank you for helping to address the most pressing needs in your community and our country."

"It's definitely a pat on the back, definitely something to say that what you've been doing is recognized and is appreciated and you should continue to do it" said Howie.

Howie is involved in multiple organizations including Student Government Association, National Honor Society, Southern Christian Leadership Conference and NAACP. He also started My Brother's Keepers Club in 2001 that helps those less fortunate.

Howie is going to Harvard in the fall where he plans on doing pre-law work before attending law school.

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