Priya Kukreja, was awarded the BBB Student Service Excellence Award for exemplifying personal integrity, leadership, and community service. The Better Business Bureau and Omaha Rotary Club presented $200 to Touch The Nations on her behalf. Priya has volunteered for Touch the Nations for the past 2 years. She is a former student of Katja Starkey’s while at Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School. Priya chose for her award to provide 2 full year scholarships to students in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
The BBB chooses 10 sophomores from the Omaha area every year to be presented with this award. Priya was the only one who selected a local organization. She said, “The decision to choose TTN was a no brainer for me.” The application process involved 2 essays and a resume of applicant’s school activities and a community service, as well as a letter of recommendation.
Congratulations, Priya, and heartfelt thanks for your generosity