Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Garden Valley High's Dylan Bass Honored at Smithsonian

Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon congratulates Dylan Bass, 18, of Garden Valley (center) and McKenzie Gredler, 14, of Meridian (right), on being named the top two youth volunteers in Idaho for 2011, by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

Dylan and McKenzie were honored at a ceremony Sunday night, May 1, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., where they each received a $1,000 award.

Mom Linda Bass attended the event with her son. She said, "The event was awesome. Prudential spent over $4.5 million to produce the recognition awards, including events, tours and dinners...very high-tech Hollywood!"

Right and below: The wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery, honoring the unnamed dead of three wars, at the Tomb of the Unknowns, originally dedicated in 1921 to remember soldiers who sacrificed their lives, during WWI.

Dylan is leading the honor guard for the Prudential Spirit of Community National Event, representing the 102 State Honorees. He is accompanied by middle school honorees from Washington, Illinois and Tennessee.


  1. Wow, Dylan, you continue to make us proud. Great job young man!

  2. Congratulations Dylan on this outstanding achievement! Best wishes as you move on to your college studies at Idaho.