YouthPartners has awarded its Students with Opportunities to Soar scholarships for 2013.

YouthPartners has awarded its Students with Opportunities to Soar scholarships for 2013.

Watson Chapel High School students Brandi Grigsby, Amber Adkins and Robert Adkins received scholarships to the schools of their choice.

They and other SOS participants with more than 100 hours of volunteer service received the Presidentís Volunteer Service award.

YouthPartners also honored all participants for their service in 2012-2013 during the Outstanding Youth Service Awards reception held recently at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center. This year SOS participants contributed more than 5,000 volunteer hours to various local agencies.

SOS is a teen service-learning program that matches mentors in the local community with 10th- to 12th-grade students to learn marketable skills. The program provides opportunities for students to earn educational awards and a chance to serve the community through volunteerism.

YouthPartners is a United Way of Southeast Arkansas partner agency. Details: 534-8251 or youthpartners@pbreynoldscenter.org.