MCSC to honor volunteerism, community service | Community Spirit
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - The Missouri Community Service Commission will pay special recognition to organizations and individuals with outstanding community service throughout the state at the annual Celebration of Service and Volunteerism on April 19.
The awards ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Stoney Creek Inn, Columbia.
The MCSC is a division of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
Twenty Missouri Community Service Commission Service Awards will be presented to honor nominees that possess personal strengths, knowledge and abilities that make them effective leaders in their respective communities; including two nominees from Poplar Bluff. Eight High School Student-Volunteer Community Service Awards will be presented to honor high school students who display a volunteering spirit.
Awards and recipients include:
- Show-Me Volunteerism Award - Teka Childress and Robert “Jeff” Chapin, both of St. Louis
- Partners in Service Award - Missouri United Methodist Disaster Response Team, Columbia and Citi-St. Louis, St. Louis
- Partners in Service and Education Award - Monsanto, Inc., St. Louis
- Martin L. King, Jr. Service Day Award - Jumpstart, Columbia; AmeriCorps St. Louis– Wide Service Team, St. Louis; and Waynesville R-VI School District, Waynesville
- AmeriCorps*State Service Award: Kristyn Richey, Jumpstart, Kansas City; Chad Angell, AmeriCorps St. Louis, St. Louis; and Jordan Waddy, College Bound, St. Louis
- AmeriCorps*State Service Award Honorable Mentions: Karyn Bonney, Eldon PAVE, Eldon; Sharon Taylor, Eldon PAVE, Eldon; Brittany Staten, Poplar Bluff’s Promise, Poplar Bluff; Quinton Tillman, Poplar Bluff’s Promis, Poplar Bluff; Lisa Formanik – AmeriCorps St. Louis, St. Louis; Leah Boersig, College Bound, St. Louis; and Marueen Hanlon, College Bound, St. Louis
- Senior Corps Service Award: Connie Roberts – RSVP Program, Hannibal; and Sandria Haught, Waynesville AmeriCorps, Waynesville
- AmeriCorps*VISTA Service Award: Katlyn Keller, College Bound, Waynesville; Sarah Winking, Waynesville AmeriCorps, Waynesville
- High School Student-Volunteer Community Service Award ($1000.00 Scholarship): Anna Palmer, Branson High School, Branson; Jacob Dittman, Camdenton High School, Camdenton; Myah McCrary, Hickman High School, Columbia; Lea Selby, Columbia Independent School, Columbia; Danielle Cunningham, Grain Valley High School, Grain Valley; Marjorie Perkins, Staley High School, Kansas City; Renee Baharaeen, Winnetonka High School, Kansas City; Devin Spears, University City High School, University City
The High School Student-Volunteer Community Service Awards are sponsored by Monsanto and the East and West Missouri Optimist Districts.
The MCSC receives funding from the Corporation for National and Community Services located in Washington, DC. The commission is composed of 15-25 governor-appointed commissioners with expertise in areas of community service and volunteerism. Commissioners and staff work together to encourage all Missourians to give of themselves to make Missouri a better place to live for all of its residents.
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