Friends, colleagues, administrators and Sunrise Rotarians joined Christy Scott as she received a Service to Youth award.
Multi-Handicapped Genoa Middle School teacher Christy Scott was surprised on October 18 when a group of Sunrise Rotarians showed up in her school to present her with a Diane J. Conley Rotary Club of Westerville Sunrise Service to Youth award. She received a plaque from the club, along with a cake and a gift card donated by the Walmart Supercenter on Schrock Road. In addition, an American flag will be flown in her honor during Westerville’s Field of Heroes display. Scott and other Service to Youth award winners will be honored at a breakfast in May.
Scott’s nominator said she spends countless hours creating meaningful activities for her students and helps them discover their own passions and skills. She constructed a fidget board for the youngsters, and sewed materials for a reading nook. Scott is usually the last person to leave the building at night, and has given up her planning period, weekends and evenings, all for her students.
Rotary Sunrise instituted Service to Youth awards seven years ago to recognize exceptional school employees who have made a special contribution to youth; have served as a positive role model for young people; and have demonstrated service above and beyond the call of duty in performing their job responsibilities. The award is named in honor of Sunrise Rotarian Diane Conley, retired Chief of Academic Affairs for Westerville City Schools.