Camden County honors class of 2020 standouts online

Mike Dougherty
July 05, 2020 - 4:00 am

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Camden County is honoring dozens of standout students from the class of 2020, just not at their usual banquet this year.

For the class of 2020, this was a memorable year for all the wrong reasons. One bright spot for dozens of superb students is being recognized for their hard work.

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Most Improved, Community Service and Best In Class are a few of the awards given to high school seniors from throughout Camden County. Freeholder Jon Young said it's important to recognize the students who go above and beyond.

"They need to know that what they're doing, all the hard work they've done, all those years in school, does not go unnoticed," he said. "So we wanted to make sure this year was no different than any other year."

Mitchell Sporing graduated from Haddon Township High School, and he was given one of the awards for community service. He spent countless hours volunteering and tutoring in Camden, and says helping others makes him feel whole.

"I've done service all my life, and service has been such a big part of what I am and who I am," he shared. "I've built up a lot of my friends throught there, and I like just knowing I'm making a difference in the world."

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Though he appreciates the recognition, Sporing would have spent the time helping others no matter what. "It's something I would have done anyway and I would do over again in a heartbeat," he said. "If I'm going to live a life here on Earth, I better make the most of it and help others be the best people they can be."

Sporing plans to study mechanical engineering at the University of Scranton in the fall. He hopes to someday build roller coasters at amusement parks and to help families make memories.