NEBRASKA CITY—Nebraska City Mayor Bryan Bequette introduced one of Nebraska’s top two youth volunteers at Monday’s City Council meeting.
Kadynce Mullins, a Nebraska City fifth grader, formed her own charity by converting a Radio Flyer wagon into a lollipop stand. Her sales have contributed $1,500 to the Children’s Miracle Network. Mayor Bequette congratulated her on the Prudential Financial and National Association of Secondary School Principals award.
Bequette: “Students like Kadynce represent the best of America’s youth, and are role models to their peers and their communities.”
The mayor encouraged all youth to take Mullins’ lead in service to others.
Bequette: “Strengthening those bonds is not as much in the hands of institutions or governments as it is in the hearts of the people—individuals who volunteer to help people of all ages, races and religion cope with illness, overcome hardship and barriers, adjust to social changes, and fulfill their potential. “
As a State Honoree, Kadynce received a $1,000 award, an engraved silver medallion, and a trip to Washington, D.C., for a series of national recognition events.