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Photo courtesy of: Jenessa MacKenzie Portraits Hannah Finn of Andover, a junior at Andover High School, was selected as a Distinguished Finalist for Massachusetts in the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. This week, she will receive an engraved bronze medallion to recognize her selection. The presentation will take place during the school committee meeting this Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Andover Public Schools Central Office located at 30 Whittier Court, Andover. Hannah founded “The One Wish Project,” which grants children in homeless shelters a special birthday celebration they may otherwise not be able to enjoy. Since her beginnings using her own money to bake cakes for homeless children, she has partnered with the Lazarus House and La Casa Nueva Vida and helps over 50 children a year celebrate their birthdays. For more information on Hannah’s volunteering, click here. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), represent the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. All middle and high schools in the U.S. were eligible to select a student or member for a local Prudential Spirit of Community Award last November. Two State Honorees—one middle and one high school student—plus a select number of Distinguished Finalists from each state were selected based on criteria such as personal initiative, effort, impact and personal growth. For more information on the rest of this year’s Prudential Spirit of Community Awards State Honorees and Distinguished Finalists, visit For more information about this week’s event, contact Nicole Kieser at 978-247-7016.