Student Service Above Self Program

Community Service & Civic Engagement 



May 11, 2020 

Archie Griffin Ballroom in 

The Ohio State University Student Union

Celebrating the 2019-2020 high school community service activities
at a special Columbus Rotary luncheon


  • Provide a showcase for community service projects conducted by student teams from all 21 Columbus City high schools and an opportunity for students to discuss their projects with Fair attendees. (See “Participation” below.) 
  • Honor all projects and hear presentations be several Special Recognition Project teams.
  • Recognize Columbus City Schools' (CCS) faculty members who served as community service project advisors.
  • Award Rotary scholarships totaling more than $50,000.
  • Salute corporate and individual financial supporters and community organization partners.

Participation ---- 400 guests including:

  • Three students and one faculty advisor from each community service team (typically three teams per school), high school principals, and the Career & Community Resource coordinators.
  • CCS Board of Education members and administrators.
  • Representatives from community organizations that collaborated with one or more student community service teams.
  • Scholarship recipients.
  • Rotarians and various other community leaders.
  • Representatives from corporate financial supporters and individual financial supporters.


10:45a.m. – Preparation              
Students arrive and set up project display boards.
11:00a.m-Noon – Project Displays
Fair attendees view the project displays and engage students in conversations about: project goals, activities, impact/results and personal learning through participation in community service/civic engagement.
Noon-1:15p.m. – Rotary Luncheon
Recognize all community service projects.
Hear several student presentations and commendations by community leaders.
Present Rotary scholarships.
Salute corporate supporters.

Previous Community Service Projects

Click here to see the 2019 High School Fair Program.
Click here to see the 2018 High School Fair Program.
Click here to see the 2017 High School Fair Program.

High School Fair Videos

View short highlight videos of recent high school fairs.
Questions? Contact Rick Studer, Program Coordinator
2018 Scholarship Recipeints