Outstanding Graduating Senior Community Service Award


Jenna Calfo, a 2020 Wellington High School graduate, was the recipient of the first Outstanding Community Service Award, a new honor co-sponsored by the Wellington Board of Education and the Kiwanis Club of Wellington.

In the future, the award will be presented annually to the graduating senior with the most community service hours.

Jenna, the daughter of Joe and Amy Calfo of Wellington, accumulated 785 service hours during her four years at Wellington High School through her work with several groups, including the Lorain County Junior Fair Board, 4-H Camp Counselor, First Congregational Church UCC, and Wellington High School Key Club. She plans to study Early Childhood Education at Ashland University starting this fall.

Wellington High Principal and Kiwanian Tina Drake believes Calfo is a deserving recipient of this inaugural award. “Jenna has always put other people’s needs before her own.  She is always the first to volunteer for something and does whatever is needed for the ‘good of everyone.’  She truly leads by example and is a true asset to our community.”

“Wellington High has been tracking students’ community service hours for several years,” said Kiwanis President Rev. Paul Wilson who made the award presentation at the club’s August 6 meeting.

“Kiwanis has been serving Wellington 96 years striving to enhance the lives of the children of the community. Teaming with the Board of Education, we thought it appropriate to jointly recognize the student with the most community service hours. Together we are honored to present Jenna Calfo with this distinguished honor. It is our hope that future students will strive to attain this honor and there’s no doubt Jenna has certainly set the bar high.”