The mayor is presenting Spirit of the Springs awards to Sara Volz, Janae Vander Ploeg and Canyon Barry at 2 p.m. at the City Administration Building.
“The Spirit of the Springs Celebration Award is presented when a noteworthy achievement brings great honor and pride to the City of Colorado Springs or has been distinguished at a state, national or international level,” the city said in a press release.
According to the press release:
Sara Volz earned first place in Energy and Transportation at the International Science and Engineering Fair. The prestigious award ranked her top 35 of the more than 1,500 students from over 70 countries. Read more about Sara here.
Janae Vander Ploeg received the Fred Steinmark High School Student Athlete of the Year Award from the Colorado High School Coaches Association. Vander Ploeg excelled in volleyball, basketball and soccer all four of her high school years, and is active in her school and community. Read more about Janae here.
Canyon Barry also received the Fred Steinmark High School Student Athlete of the Year Award from the Colorado High School Coaches Association. He is a state champion in tennis and ranked No. 1 in his class of 322 students academically. He also excelled in basketball and track, and is active in his school and community. Read more about Canyon here.