Creighton University Arts and Sciences freshman Mikayla Savell-Flott will receive the Governorís Points of Light Award in the Youth Division during a ceremony at the Nebraska State Capitol on Feb. 15.
The award honors those who exemplify leadership in their commitment to community service. Only three awards will be given by the Governor on behalf of the state. She will be honored during the 10:30 a.m. ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Lincoln.
Mikayla received the award based on her involvement at Millard West High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society and received the Volunteer of the Year award. She was also involved in the Tri-M Music Honor Society where she served as the student fundraising chair for the musical theatre department raising more than $7,500 for the organization. Over her high school career Mikayla volunteered more than 995 community service hours and helped raise more than $56,000 for her community.
She has continued her service at Creighton University where she was selected for the Freshman Leadership program working with the Completely Kids program. She also helps raise money for Precious Moments Daycare, a facility focused on a childís personal development and education.
Mikayla is Millard West High Schoolís and Creighton Universityís first student to receive this award.