Awards & Recognition


Our community is fortunate to have so many outstanding people who are willing to commit their time, talent, and resources in the service of others. The Rotary Club of Waupaca has programs to recognize these people who represent the “Service Above Self” spirit of Rotary.

Teacher/Staff Service Above Self

Each year the Rotary Club of Waupaca receives nominations and selects a recipient for a “Service Above Self” award to recognize a teacher who has made a difference through their involvement in the community.  This would include service in a community organization, charity, service club or community project, which is above and beyond their duties as a teacher.

Those serving in a capacity such as guidance counselor, social worker, library media specialist, school psychologist, dean of students, etc., are considered as teachers for the purpose of this award and are eligible to be nominated.

All teachers have a positive influence on their students in the classroom, but for this award recognizes the fact that teachers also set a good example to their students by being actively involved in the community.  A $250 cash award is made to the teacher and a $250 donation is made to a charity or community project the recipient chooses on their behalf.

High School Student Community Service Award

This Award recognizes a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteerism and community service. The award shines a light on the community service activities of students to inspire others and promotes the benefits of volunteerism. 

Award recipients receive a certificate, a $250 donation is made to a charitable organization selected by the student, and the award winner is announced at the high school awards assembly.

Middle School Community Service Award

Each month during the school year, Middle School Faculty & Staff recommend students that show exemplary behavior through acts of kindness, perseverance, good citizenship, and leadership. Student awardees are given certificates suitable for framing and receive $30.00 prize that they then donate to a non-profit cause of their choosing.