Nominations due April 10, 2017.
This award honors high school students of admirable character. Nominations are now being accepted for the fifth annual “Chip Henry Civic Award,” sponsored by Hope For Kids Geauga and the Chip Henry family. Chip Henry was the Geauga County Juvenile Judge from 1992 until his death in 2011. The annual civic award has been established to honor the role Chip Henry played in the development of responsible youth in Geauga County. This award will recognize a deserving high school student with the values Chip Henry was known for including integrity, commitment to community, selfless service to those in need, humility and character that influences others for good.
Open to Geauga county residents in high school. Nominations are by application only and must be submitted by April 10, 2017. There are several options to submit a nomination.
Option 1: Download this editable Word document and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Option 2: Fill out the form below.
About The Chip Henry Civic Award
A highly respected judge, Chip Henry was a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, a big brother in the Big Brother/Big Sister program, volunteered with Geauga Home Delivered Meals, coached youth and served wherever he could help those in need, whether it was a senior citizen needing windows washed, or a troubled teen searching for advice. The community of Geauga County was, in essence, Chip’s extended family and he made every effort to share his love for people and nature in very positive and memorable ways.
Chip Henry Civic Award winner will be selected by two Board members from HopeFor Kids/Geauga along with a Henry family member and a close family friend. Award presentations will be at the winner’s high school awards ceremony. Both the Henry’s and the HopeForKids/Geauga Board ask that you spread the word about the award and nominate people who deserve this recognition.
Judge Henry started the CASA program in Geauga County in 1997 to train volunteer advocates to represent the best interests of children involved in the court system as a result of abuse and neglect. The Friends of CASA for Kids Board raised money for those kids to have opportunities such as music lessons, tutoring and summer camping. The needs of the youth in Geauga County continue to grow. In January of 2017, Friends of CASA for Kids became Hope for Kids Geauga to expand its scope, offering aid and opportunity to kids in need through multiple agencies who serve the growing at-risk population.