Sussex Technical High School student Devontay Jones was named the school's most recent Jefferson Award winner.
Sussex Technical High School student Devontay Jones of Laurel accepted the school’s monthly Jefferson Award from schoolmate Lacey Perdue of Millsboro, a member of the Students in Action team.
Jones, who is studying criminal justice, recently completed 134 volunteer hours at Woodbridge Elementary School in Greenwood, where he mentors a fourth-grade student in spelling and math.
Jones hopes to earn a college degree in education and then begin a career as a teacher and coach.
Students in Action is a national youth recognition initiative of the Jefferson Awards program that is designed to pass the tradition of service and volunteerism on to the next generation of young Americans.