Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

The Youth Volunteer of the Year award is presented to an outstanding high school student who has demonstrated a strong commitment to helping others and who serves as an example to their peers.

Youth Volunteer of the Year for 2020

Jackson Sirbaugh
Youth Volunteer of the Year

Jackson Sirbaugh is a senior at John Handley High School. He plans to attend either Virginia Tech or the University of Virginia next year and study communications. He is the president of the Interact Club which has over 200 members, president of the Drama Club, a student coach for the Varsity Speech and Debate Team, vice president of the Alumni Association of the Hugh O’Brian Youth Virginia Leadership Seminar, and serves as the media specialist for multiple organizations. He has won a number of awards and currently holds the second-place record at Handley for number of debate points achieved during his high school career. Over his four years in Interact Club, he has completed almost 800 hours of community service at the local, national and international levels. His favorite events have been the Martin Luther King Jr Service Project with United Way, United Way’s Youth Day of Caring, the Apple Harvest Arts and Crafts festival with the Rotary Club of Winchester, the Breakfast with Santa fundraiser for Healthy Families, and family events at WPS elementary schools.

Past recipients include:

2019      Nathaniel Dansie, James Wood High School
2018      Matt Matsenov, John Handley High School
2017      Jessica Clatterbuck, James Wood High School
2016      Alexis Schneider, James Wood High School 
2015      Brooke Souders, Millbrook High School
2014      Callie Clayton, James Wood High School 
2013      Emily Woznak, James Wood High School 
2012      Eliza Urtz, Handley High School
2011      Presley Parkes, Millbrook High School 
2010      Jordan Orndoff, Millbrook High School
2009      Sullivan Parkes, Millbrook High School
2008      Lyndsey Funkhouser, Strasburg High School
2007      Beth Dickey, Clarke County High School
2006      Bethany Hott, James Wood High School
2005      Jessica Crosen, James Wood High School
2004      Megan Morton, Millbrook High School
2003      Krystal Omps, James Wood High School
2002      Jennifer Staples, Clarke County High School
2001      Jeanette Reynolds, Central High School