More than 600 people, including local community leaders, non-profit agency representatives and business executives turned out for the 2016 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards. The Helpline Center hosted the luncheon at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. During the event, 124 nominees, honorees and award winners were recognized.

Winners of the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards in the Youth, Adult and Group Categories received $500 to be awarded to a non-profit or charitable organization of their choice. Citi also honored Citi Youth Leadership Award recipients at this event, and MetaBank recognized all Volunteer of the Month Award winners from the previous year.

The 2016 winners are:

Citi also presented the Citi Youth Leadership Awards at the event.  Six high school students received $1,000 scholarships in recognition for their community involvement:

  • Zachariah Gors, Tea Area High School
  • Autumn Hurd, Bridgewater-Emery High School
  • Autumn Klaudt, Lincoln High School
  • Stephanie Neumeister, Washington High School
  • Molly Sittig, Baltic High School
  • Nicole Thomes, Brandon Valley High School

The following MetaBank Volunteers of the Month were also recognized:

(Source: Helpline Center)