Dublin Villager

Community Champions Awards nominations open

Saturday February 1, 2014 1:40 PM

Dublin City School District students and staff who volunteer and show character, leadership and a sense of caring for others are being sought.

The Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Dublin City Schools are accepting nominations for the 2014 Community Champion Awards.

The Community Champion Awards program is in its ninth year and recognizes students in grades 4-12 and staff members who exhibit the best of character, leadership and a sense of responsibility for others, a news release from the chamber said.

"We created the Community Champion Awards to nurture young citizens who engage in society through leadership and service," Chamber President Virgil Temple said in the release.

"This award program celebrates the next generation of business leaders, as they have demonstrated that leadership comes from a caring heart and a service mindset," Temple said.

Nominations can be submitted online at dublinchamber.org/cca and are due by 12:30 p.m. Feb. 21.

The awards ceremony is slated for 10 a.m. April 26 at Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland-Croy Road.

Community Champion Award winners will receive a medal and gift bag with items from Dublin businesses.

Three seniors from each Dublin high school will also receive a $500 scholarship and one student each from grades four to 11 will be awarded $100 in a 529 plan account.

The award program will also make a $500 donation to the chosen project of one Dublin City School staff member.

In the nine years of the awards program, more than 1,700 Dublin City School students and staff have been recognized and over $41,000 in scholarships have been given out.

Any businesses interested in supporting the Community Champion Awards can contact the chamber at 614-889-2001.