Three students from Scarborough High School were among 35 Maine students honored by the Boston Red Sox May 20 for their community service efforts.

Jeremy Carter, E.J. Conceison and Sunaro Ngoum were captains in the Maine Action Team, a service learning program in which Major League players and students in Maine high schools do and promote volunteer work, and help train and inspire the next generation of volunteers.

During the school year, Maine Action Team captains raised awareness about the importance of community involvement among other students in their high schools and organized hundreds of other students to get involved in volunteer activities.

In Scarborough, they collected 175 Frisbees for Camp Postcard, a free camp for children in fifth and sixth grades; held a St. Patrick’s Day party for the senior residents of the Paul Hazelton House and coordinated a community-wide raking day for Scarborough seniors.

Administered by the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America, the Action Team program encourages young people throughout the United States to volunteer in their communities. Team captains are identified by individual school administrators and recruit other students to develop service projects with the guidance of Volunteers of America staff. The projects often exceed school requirements for community service.

Other participating Maine high schools include Biddeford, Brunswick, Central in Corinth, Edward Little in Auburn, Georges Valley in Thomaston, Morse in Bath, Mount Ararat in Topsham, Thornton Academy in Saco, and York.