Nettleton student honored in D.C. for community work

Grace McAllister | Photo: Miss Mississippi

A Nettleton teen was honored Monday night in the nation's capital for her outstanding community work.

Posted: May 1, 2018 1:12 PM
Updated: May 1, 2018 1:20 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVA) - A Nettleton teen was honored Monday night in the nation's capital for her outstanding community work.

Grace McAllister, 15, was honored during the 23rd annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. 

Indianola's Jameshia Attaway, 14, was also honored.

"In addition to their cash awards, they each received an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent to Washington, D.C., for four days of recognition events."

McAlllister is a member of Monroe County 4-H and is a freshman at Nettleton High School. She has collected and donated more than 1,000 new stuffed animals to comfort children traumatized by sexual abuse.

“Being a survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of my own father, the one person who should protect me, not hurt
me, I decided I wanted to help other victims,” she said.

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