Amanda Abbott Wins Kiwanis Scholarship and Citizenship Award

Amanda Abbott, third from right, received the Kiwanis Scholarship and Citizenship award. Pictured with her from left to right: Dave Jennings, Kiwanis representative; Jamie Abbott, Amanda’s father; Jennifer Abbott, Amanda’s mother; Scott Davie, Talawanda High School counselor; and Kelly Umbstead, Kiwanis president.<em> Photo courtesy of the Oxford Kiwanis Club</em>

Amanda Abbott, third from right, received the Kiwanis Scholarship and Citizenship award. Pictured with her from left to right: Dave Jennings, Kiwanis representative; Jamie Abbott, Amanda’s father; Jennifer Abbott, Amanda’s mother; Scott Davie, Talawanda High School counselor; and Kelly Umbstead, Kiwanis president. Photo courtesy of the Oxford Kiwanis Club

The Kiwanis Club of Oxford awarded Talawanda High School student Amanda Abbott the Kiwanis Scholarship and Citizenship Award at the club’s meeting on Feb. 5.

Talawanda teachers and counselors nominated Abbott for her academic success, class participation, respect for her teachers and peers, and dedication to helping others despite facing adversity.

She was recognized at a school assembly and received $100 from Kiwanis for her achievement.

The Kiwanis Club of Oxford began in 1926 with the goal of improving the community through service projects and fundraisers that focus on serving local children groups.