The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the Mayor’s Student Volunteer Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, March 15, at the JHS Auditorium.
Twenty-nine local students received awards for their volunteer service hours performed during 2015. Over 6,000 hours of service were logged by these students at a variety of businesses, churches and organizations throughout the year. Tim Chipman served as a speaker for the event. Mayor Andy Ezard and Village President Steve Waltrip were on hand to present the awards to the students.
The Mayor’s Student Volunteer award is an annual award given to students aged 5-21 who have given at least 75 hours of service. Students are also awarded President’s Volunteer Service Awards from the national award program based on their age and number of hours of service.
This year’s recipients include: Madi Allen, Camri Anderson, Laura Cannon, James Carter, Jr, Jayla Critchelow, Lahia Critchelow, McKayla Critchelow, Stefan Edwards, Seth Evans, Kaylee Ezard, Maysel Gibson, Joe Hall, Liana Hamm, Caleb Holaway, Nora Homolka, Ben Hill, Anneliese Jackson, Ariel Mansholt, Ally Mitchell, Maddie Nelson, Beckham Oldenettel, Kellon Oldenettel, Bethany Pohlman, Mason Pohlman, Ellinor Smith, Jennifer Smith, Amelia Symons, Marisa Thompson, and Liddy Weber.
The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce congratulates these fine young people on their service to our community.