Washington TownshipMontgomery County, Ohio

Community Service Award

Community Service Award

Washington Township's Community Service Award Recognizes High School Volunteers

Community Service Award

2018 Award Recipient

Sanjana Yerubandi has logged more than 700 volunteer hours in a wide variety of settings – including two hospitals, a food bank, Environmental Club and library. Her broad range of volunteer activities include mentoring freshmen and tutoring students in violin, chemistry and other subjects.

Washington Township's Community Service Award is given each year to a local high school student who exemplifies service to the community.

Recipients receive a proclamation, recognition and, since 2018, a $500 scholarship to assist them on their educational path.

Township trustees established the award in 2003 to recognize deserving student volunteers and, in the process, draw attention to the importance of public service. By recognizing students who are generous with their time, Washington Township hopes to foster an ethic of voluntarism among the next generation. Service is an important aspect of citizenship and volunteers are essential if we are to create and maintain strong, vibrant communities.

Community Service Award selection is made by the advisors of Centerville High School's four service organizations: Key Club, Octagon Club, Interact Club and National Honor Society. Recognition is given to the student who, through his or her sustained efforts, best exemplifies the spirit of service to the local, national or international community. Scholastic achievement is not a key factor in the award.