A Sioux City teen is being recognized for his outstanding community service.
Tayvin Schmoll, 13, has been named one of Iowa's top youth volunteers of 2014. On Tuesday, he received an engraved silver medallion, known as the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, which is only awarded to one middle school and one high school student in each state.
Schmoll, an eighth grader at West Middle School, raised more than $4,000 to fight breast cancer after learning about his fifth-grade teacher's diagnosis. The money has helped the June E. Nylen Cancer Center provide mammograms to women who cannot afford them.
"Really cool. I mean I've never received an award this big and in front of all these people, it's crazy," said Tayvin Schmoll.
As part of being a state honoree, Schmoll will be given $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.
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