On January 30 Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids was privileged to sponsor the Martin Luther King, Jr. “Service Above Self Award” luncheon.  This program focused attention on outstanding students within the community who best exemplify the values of Rotary and the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Each student was asked to name a charity of their choice and the club contributed $100 to each charity.   Eight student honorees were recognized this year.
Zahra Aalabdulrasul
 Jefferson High School
Non Profit – Karam Foundation
Johnson Mator 
Kennedy High School
Non-Profit – Muscular Dystrophy
Lubna Hossain
Linn-Mar High School
Non-Profit – Family Promise
Andrew Mota
Marion High School
Non-Profit – Marion Cares
Kyara Simmons
Metro High School
Non-Profit – Last Hope Animal Shelter
Valentina Caro
Prairie High School
Non-Profit – Area Substance Abuse Council
Victoria Eniola
Washington High School
Non-Profit – Make-A-Wish Foundation
Alicia Miltner
Xavier High School
Non-Profit – His Hands Free Medical Clinic
Emma Drtina and Ben Schmidt provided special musical entertainment for the event. 
A special “thanks” to our sponsors for this event:
Better Business Bureau
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll
United Way
Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids