One of eight students identified as Arizona’s top youth volunteers of
2016, Ms. Westra founded a school-based service program known as
“Gators Giving Back,” which has provided approximately $25,000 in
textbooks to the 40 percent of Xavier students with financial need.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program in its
21st year of honoring young people for outstanding acts of
volunteerism, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with
the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
Allison is a senior at Xavier College Preparatory.