Iko’tsimiskimaki (“Ekoo”) Beck of Missoula, Mont., a junior at Hellgate High School, will be presented with an engraved silver medallion to recognize her selection as one of Montana’s top two youth volunteers for 2012 in The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.

Presentation information:
Date: Tuesday, April 10
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Event: Office visit
Location: Hellgate High School principal’s office, 900 S. Higgins Ave., Missoula
Contact: Katie Boynton, (406) 728-2402 x6054

Ekoo is being honored for developing a program to prevent bullying and reduce prejudice among students through training workshops and after-school clubs at high schools, middle schools and elementary schools.

As a State Honoree, Ekoo also will receive $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip in early May to Washington, D.C., where she will join more than 100 other top honorees from across the country for several days of national recognition events. Ten of them will be named America’s top youth volunteers for 2012 at that time.