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Each year, the Middletown Rotary Club presents to one or more high school sophomores or juniors within its jurisdiction (Durham, Haddam, Middlefield, Middletown, and Portland) the Service Above Self Award.  The youth who receives this honor will have performed extraordinary volunteer service for an extended period and exemplify, through his or her words and actions, Rotary's Four Way Test of behavior: Honesty, Fairness, Good Will, and Community Awareness.  A donation is then made in the recipient's name to a charity of their choice.


Anyone in the communities indicated above may nominate one candidate for this award.  (Nominees for relatives will not be accepted).  A Committee of the Middletown Rotary Club reviews the nominations and selects the recipients.  Award recipients receive a plaque and a donation is given to the community service agency of their choice.


For more information, please download the application package.


The following is a list of recent Service Above Self Award recipients:


2016 Recipients    
Samuel Longworth Xavier Middlesex Hospital
Kelly Barry Mercy Alzheimer's Association
Kenneth Liappes, Jr. Middletown Paralyzed Veterans Assoc
Mehgan Long Mercy Shelter Box
2015 Recipients:    
Brooke Townsend Portland Autism Services & Resource
Michael Greco Xavier Kairos Christian School Guatemala
Jacquiline Kasinskas Mercy  RTC Camp
Cailey Andersos Haddam-Killingworth H-K Middle School Athletic Dept
Anna Grygorowicz Middletown Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries
2014 Recipients:    
Haley Townsend Portland Autism Service Resource Center
Angela Barbagallo Mercy Odd Fellows Playhouse
Donna Agogliati Vinal Portland Public Library
2012 Recipients:    
Katherine Scibilia Coginchaug Regional St. Vincent DePaul
Erin Hutchinson Haddam-Killingworth Art Center of Killingworth
2011 Recipients:    
Michael Fumaro Xavier Amazing Grace Food Pantry
Will Judge Portland High St. Mary's Youth Ministry
2010 Recipients:    
Alan Coszena Xavier YMCA Camp Ingersoll
Emma Soneson Haddam/Killingworth Doctors Without Borders
2009 Recipients:    
Scott Thompson Xavier Portland Food Bank
2008 Recipients:    
Michael Dodenhoff Xavier St. Vincent Depaul
2007 Recipients:    
Christina Stewart Mercy Camp John J. Nerden
Angelica Carvajal Middletown Amazing Grace
2006 Recipients:    
Kelleigh Thompson Mercy Sisters of Mercy Ministries
Damiel Bradley Vinal Tech Durham/Middlefield Youth & Family Services
2005 Recipients:    
Jennifer Hammond Mercy St. Dominic Church, Social Justice Committee
Kyle Burrachi Vinal Tech Heifer International