As reported by The Boston Globe, April 4, 2006.

Waterbury Student Excited To Be Honored By President Bush

WATERBURY, Conn. --Amargeet Singh was speechless when the White House called Saturday to say President Bush wanted to honor him for his volunteer work.

"I was so excited, I didn't know what to say or how to react, really," said Singh, 16, a junior at Crosby High School in Waterbury. "Later on in the day when I realized what was happening, I was excited, enjoying myself too."

Bush, who will be in Bridgeport on Wednesday to talk about health savings accounts, will present Singh with the President's Volunteer Service Award. Bush is scheduled to fly into Tweed New Haven Airport, where the award ceremony will take place.

Singh is a volunteer with the Youth Health Service Corps, a service-learning program for Connecticut high school students interested in careers in health care.

Since 2005, Singh has volunteered more than 100 hours. He helps with administrative duties at StayWell Health Center and has created promotional materials for a mobile dental clinic and a poster on obesity prevention for teens.

Last summer, he volunteered at the Migrant Farm Worker Clinic coordinated by University of Connecticut medical students.

Bush has honored more than 480 people like Singh since 2002.