PARSIPPANY — Korla Marie King, 15, a freshman at Parsippany Hills High School received the Presidential Gold Volunteer Service Award for having over 100 hours of volunteer work in one calendar year. Korla also received a proclamation from the Mayor James Barberio at the Township Council meeting on Tuesday, January 13 and a key to Parsippany for all of her accomplishments this past year.
Korla has over 100 certified hours of community/volunteer service and currently holds the Royal International Miss Junior Teen National Title.
She competed and won Miss Junior Teen NJ in March 2014 and in July 2014 she traveled to Florida to compete in the National Pageant against young ladies her age from all over the United States. Korla was beyond excited to win the National title and got right to work to start giving back. Korla is an honor roll student.
She plays Volleyball for the Hills and is actively involved in her Church (Notre Dame Of Mt. Carmel) Some of her volunteer work includes visiting Children’s Hospital in NJ, Raising money for various charities,
Supporting our soldiers overseas and most recently, Korla has joined the F.A.B. Coalition, which is a group of kids from all the tri-state area who are walking the runway in various fashion shows to help the fight against bullying.
The proclamation stated:
Whereas, Korla Marie King was crowned 2014/2015 Royal International Miss National Jr. Teen on July 12, 2014; and
Whereas, Miss National Jr. Teen epitomizes the finest traditions of our state and nation through talent, charm and beauty; and·
Whereas, Korla Marie King tirelessly promotes the importance of community service and serves as an outstanding role model to her peers and the citizens of Parsippany-Troy Hills; and
Whereas, Korla Marie King has passionately joined the fight against bullying by walking the runway for Fashion Against Bullying and has collected and donated thousands of dollars to various charities; and
Whereas, Korla Marie King has been actively spreading her message across the USA. Her completion of more than 100 hours of volunteer work annually earned her the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.
Now, Therefore, I, James. R. Barberio, Mayor of the Township of Parsippany Troy Hills, do hereby commend Korla Marie King for serving as a positive role model and for her continued altruistic efforts in representing the State of New Jersey. With great appreciation and respect, I extend best wishes for all future endeavors.
On this thirteenth day of January 2015.