Each year Cedar Rapids Rotary recognizes high school students who model the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King with the Service Above Self Award. The award luncheon was held on January 30, 2017. Eight students were recognized by the Rotary, teachers, principals and parents. Principal Brian Galusha and advisor Mary Vizecky joined Kyara and her parents at the luncheon. Kyara is holding the award she received.
From the Cedar Rapids Gazette article written by Molly Duffy:
Kyara Simmons, 17, Metro High School
“I just volunteer to anything I can,” Simmons said of her service work. “It gives me the chance to help others out.”
Recently, she said she has delivered food to those who need it and helped build a swing set and slide at a park near her school.
“She is hardworking, caring, concerned with what other people are feeling and how their actions affect others,” Metro High Principal Brian Galusha said. “She’s always willing to take that next step to help people.”