9th grader named Leon County Student Volunteer of the Year

Branson Hurst was surprised and honored Thursday as the Leon County Schools Student Volunteer of the Year.
Published: Apr. 8, 2022 at 10:53 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 8, 2022 at 10:54 AM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Branson Hurst was surprised and honored Thursday as the Leon County Schools Student Volunteer of the Year.

The Chiles High School 9th grader was handed an $8,000 college scholarship from Florida Pre-Paid.

Hurst volunteers every day after school at DeSoto Trail Elementary School, helping teachers with all kinds of tech issues and helping to maintain student Chromebooks.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

Hurst’s mom was there to see it happen. Hurst lost his father a few years ago. That’s where he got his love of all things tech.

Hurst told us he was stunned by the honor and pretty much speechless.

The DeSoto Trail principal staged a staff meeting in the media center and called Hurst in to help with a technical issue, that’s when the Superintendent and a representative from Florida Pre-Paid surprised him with the honor and the big check.

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