2010 Steve Elliott Community Service Award
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