Nathan Chan is a busy 8th grader at Westside Middle School. He's a good student and takes part in a math club, but his commitments extend beyond the school's walls.
Last year he volunteered 100 hours. He volunteers by working with people at the Omaha Public Library , teaching technology at Do Space , packaging meals at Food Bank for the Heartland , helping with events at Henry Doorly Zoo and raising money for the Salvation Army .
Chan has turned his interests into opportunities to give back. "I really believe in reading, that's why I volunteer at the Omaha Public Library," Chan told us, "I really like working with new technology like 3d printers so that's why I work at Do Space."
His commitment to his community earned him a Presidential Service Award . He received a certificate and letter from President Donald Trump.
Westside Middle School Principal Russ Olsen nominated Chan, "I don't know if you can find a student that is more genuine, sincere, just polite, wonderful, nice to everybody."
"Certainly as a student to be able to give back to others and see they're part of a greater community and they have an integral part of our society is pretty important," Olsen said.