Student Service Above Self Program


March 20, 2019 at the Valley Dale Ballroom

Celebrating the 2018-2019 middle school community service activities
at a special Columbus Rotary Luncheon


  • Provide a showcase for community service projects conducted by student teams from all 26 Columbus City Schools’ (CCS) middle schools and an opportunity for students to discuss their projects with Fair attendees. (See “Participation” below.) 
  • Honor all projects, distribute a personalized certificate to each student, and select three projects to participate in the 2019 High School Fair, May 13, 2019 at the Valley Dale Ballroom. 
  • Recognize CCS faculty members who served as community service project advisors.
  • Salute corporate and individual financial supporters and community organization partners

Participation ---- 200 guests including:

  • Three students and one faculty advisor from each community service team (typically 1-2 teams per school) and principals.
  • CCS Board of Education members and administrators.
  • Representatives from community organizations that collaborated with one or more student community service teams.
  • Representatives from corporate financial supporters and individual financial supporters.
  • Rotarians and various other community leaders.


11:30a.m. - Preparation
Students arrive and set up project display boards.
11:45a.m. – 1:45p.m. Recognition Luncheon
  • Attendees view the project displays from each middle school and engage students in conversations about project goals, project activities, results, and personal learning through community service involvement.
  • Community and CCS leaders commend the students’ efforts and results. 
  • Recognition of corporate and individual financial supporters.
  • Each student team makes a presentation from the podium about its community service project.

Middle School Fair Program

Click here to view the 2017 Middle School Fair Program including a brief description of the 2016-2017community service projects conducted by each school.

Click here to view the 2018 Middle School Fair Program including a brief description of the 2017-2018ncommunity service projects conducted by each school.

Middle School Fair Video

View a short video featuring highlights of the 2018 Middle School Fair.
View a short video featuring highlights of the 2017 Middle School Fair.
Questions? Contact Rick Studer, Program Coordinator