Twenty-five high school seniors in McLennan County were recognized for their volunteerism and service in the 40th annual Youth Citizenship Awards sponsored by the Rotary Club of Waco and the Tribune-Herald.  
Each nominee was chosen by his or her high school.  Students submitted a detailed application listing their school achievements and volunteer activities.  A letter of recommendation from someone familiar with their volunteer efforts is part of the application.  Judges use the Rotary Club’s motto of “Service Above Self” in selecting five finalists and from those, one is chosen as the winner.  The students are usually honored at a spring luncheon held by the Rotary Club, but the COVID-19 pandemic canceled those plans.  As an alternate method of celebration, the nominees were invited to come by the Waco Rotary meeting site to pick up their award and have their photo taken.