While many teens are hanging out with their peers, playing video games or spending four hours watching Vine clips, one Florissant teen spent a significant amount of time giving of himself.
For that reason, the St. Louis County Library Foundation has named him the 2013 Sidney Johnson Learning Award recipient.
That teen is 17-year-old Oluwatosin Mosuro. The foundation honored him for his "outstanding volunteer service." Oluwatosin has been a volunteer at the Florissant Valley Branch since 2011, contributing more than 150 hours of volunteer service.
The St. Louis County Library Foundation gifted him with $1,000, which will come in handy considering the Hazelwood Central High School senior intends to pursue a career in engineering.
As a volunteer, Oluwatosin helps with arranging items for the branch’s book sales, preparing for story time, and shelving library books.
Youth Specialist Jennifer Illardi nominated him for the award.
"He has a strong mind for problem-solving and is not shy to suggest alternative ways to tackle an issue," she said. "He deserves this award because of his dedication to service.”
At school Oluwatosin is also active with the chess and robotics organizations.