Nominate students & staff for a 2017 Community Champion Award

Community service and character development are important priorities for our District and our entire community. Providing a well-rounded education is one of the District’s fundamental goals and volunteerism, caring and kindness are as important to us as English and math.

The Dublin Chamber of Commerce has developed a tremendous recognition program called the Community Champion Awards designed to recognize students and staff who make it a top priority to give back to our community and volunteer their time to serve others.

Celebrating its 12th anniversary, this award winning program recognizes Dublin City Schools students in grades 4-12 and staff members who exemplify the best of volunteerism, character, leadership, and a sense of caring and responsibility for others.

Community members are encouraged to submit nominations online now through Feb. 28 at 

The awards ceremony will be held Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m. at the Dublin Jerome High School Center for Performing Arts. It will be followed by a reception. Each Community Champion Award honoree will receive a limited edition medal, as well as a gift bag filled with items from area businesses. In addition, nine seniors (three from each high school) will receive a $500 scholarship and one student from each grade 4-11 will receive special recognition. The program also awards a Dublin City Schools staff member with a $500 donation to be made to a school project of his or her choice.

Since its inception 12 years ago, the Community Champion Awards has recognized nearly 2,400 students and staff of Dublin City Schools and distributed more than $55,000 in awards and college scholarships. If a business would like to support the Community Champion Awards, please call the Chamber at 614-889-2001, or mail your donation to: Dublin Chamber Civic Foundation, 129 S. High St., Dublin, OH 43017. The Chamber has done a great job connecting the business community with our schools.

As a District, we take great pride in our relationships with local businesses.

I would also like to take this opportunity to reach out to our business partners regarding Summer Works: A summer job fair for students. This program is also unique to Dublin City Schools and another example of our partnership with the Dublin Chamber.

On Saturday April 8, the District will again be hosting this summer job fair for all students of working age (14). We invite local businesses that hire students for the summer to be part of this large community event at no cost. Several hundred students and parents attend the event each year and employers have had great success hiring quality individuals for summer work.

Businesses wishing to participate should contact Carol Jacobsen at 614-760-4379.

Participating companies at past events have included: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Zoombezi Bay, Safari Golf Course, Giant Eagle, Wendy’s, SportsOhio, Tim Hortons, Scioto Reserve Country Club, WalMart, LaRosa’s Pizzeria, Muirfins Swim Club, Dewey’s Pizza, Friendship Village of Dublin, GFS Marketplace, Menchies, McAlisters Deli, Bob Evans, Bruegger’s Bagels, Panera Bread, Sunny Street Cafe, McDonalds, Firehouse Subs, and more.
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