A Palm Harbor teen was recognized for her volunteer work with the north county branch of Suncoast Hospice.

Palm Harbor University High School graduate Priya Adhikari amassed more than 425 volunteer hours over the last four years, doing everything from working in the office to directly interacting with sick, and sometimes terminal, patients of all ages.

Thanks to her selfless dedication to helping others, Suncoast Hospice and its parent company, Empath Health, named Adhikari the Volunteer of the Year Outstanding Young Leader Award for her outstanding service as a Teen Hospice Volunteer at its 2018 annual awards luncheon. Read the full article in Tampa Bay Newspapers.