Community Service Award


Abdullah Nasir Receives the 18th Annual Community Service Award

TutoringAbdullah Nasir, the  township’s 18th annual Community Service Award recipient, has volunteered  for numerous local charities, both through Centerville High School service organizations and Muslim Youth Outreach.

Abdullah has contributed his time to five separate CHS service clubs, including Octagon Club, National Honor Society, Key Club, Interact Club and Students Against Drunk Driving. As class secretary, he helped coordinate last year’s Spirit Chain project that raised $72,500 for local charities -- a new school record. He also has taught science to elementary students through Chem Buddies, mentored freshmen through Elk Connectors, and tutored middle school students through Study Buddies.

A founding member of Muslim Youth Outreach when he was in eighth grade, he has worked with other Muslim youth to assist the Dayton Food Bank, House of Bread, Hannah’s Treasure Chest, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Leonard, Five Rivers MetroParks and Catholic Social Services. The group also meets weekly at the mosque to writes cards for veterans. Of his many volunteer activities, Abdullah's favorite is a weekly visit to the home of local Tanzanian refugees where he tutors several young people and joins them in games of soccer. 

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Abdullah Nasir, fourth from the right, helped organize the CHS Spirit Chain fundraiser.

Washington Township's Community Service Award Recognizes High School Volunteers

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.