The Zonta Club of Columbus honored 12 area high school students for their excellence in academics, leadership and service to their school and community.

The Zonta Club of Columbus honored 12 area high school students for their excellence in academics, leadership and service to their school and community.

Among those receiving Zonta's Outstanding Young Women in Central Ohio Awards was Hannah Long-Higgins from Canal Winchester High School.

Central Ohio high schools nominate one outstanding young woman to represent the school for the awards. Applicants submit and participate in a multi-faceted application process.

Zonta International is a service organization working to advance the status of woman through service and advocacy.