2010 Steve Elliott Community Service Award Winners

Friday, June 11, 2010

by Joseph Gorman

The Finneytown Civic Association congratulates the 2010 Steve Elliott Community Service winners, Finneytown High School graduating seniors, Daniel Ruter, and, Amy Schafermeyer.

The Community Service Award, sponsored by the FCA through donations from the community, is named after Finneytown High School teacher Steve Elliott who encouraged his students to get involved in the community. The award is earned annually by two graduating seniors who have served the community with distinction.

Daniel Ruter was a very busy student athlete at Finneytown High School. One of his joys outside of school, sports, and work was volunteering in the community. He has volunteered at Winterfest, the Great American Cleanup, Finneytown wrestling meets, Treat the Hungry, and the 30 Hour Famine through Key and F-Clubs. Daniel has also helped teach a ceramics class at Mercy Franciscan Terrace and volunteered at the Drop Inn Center. He has tutored students at the Northminster Preschool Co-op, Brent Elementary, and Cottonwood Elementary. Daniel will be a Cincinnatus Scholar at The University of Cincinnati where he will major in Biology.

Amy Schafermeyer's volunteer activities while at Finneytown High School include being a Junior Leader at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Finneytown where she presents programs to middle and high school students. She also volunteers at City Gospel Mission and has gone on mission trips to Philadelphia, North Dakota and Nicaragua. She is a member of Key Club, a high school service organization and has participated in Shanty Town, Treat the Hungry, 30 Hour Famine and IMAGO Nature Reserve. She participates in Go Green to encourage community recycling and gardening programs. She helps coach Pee Wee soccer at Powell Crosley YMCA, and volunteered in the school's counseling office during study hall hours. Amy will attend Purdue University where she will major in Environmental Engineering.
The FCA welcomes Daniel and Amy to the long line of community service winners.