Madison Dominy Named Youth Rotarian of the Year-Announced at Honors Night-Recognized at Rotary
SHS Senior, Madison Dominy was named Youth Rotarian of the Year for 2022/2023 as it was announced at the SHS Honors Night on Monday, May 8 and she was again recognized at Rotary on Wednesday, May 10th at their weekly Rotary Club luncheon meeting at the Jones Bank in Seward. She is the daughter of Dr. Matt and Jessica Dominy. With the honor, Madison receives a $350 scholarship from the Seward Rotary Club. The criteria for the Youth Rotarian is based on “Service Above Self,” Leadership and Scholarship and the winner is selected from the ten Youth Rotarians of the Month.
All the ten Seward Youth Rotarians for the year were recognized as well and presented framed certificates of recognition and a book scholarship from the Seward Rotary. The Youth Rotarians for the 2022-2023 school year include Rachel Runyan, Noah Fields, Grace Roberts, Karnie Gottschalk, Kalen Knott, Micah Hackbart, Austin Schroeder, Breanna McAdams and Natalie Axt, along with Madison Dominy.
First and important to Madison is her love of learning. She has been on the SHS Honor Roll for all 12 semesters so far and has a GPA of 4.1. Her name is on the SHS Honor Wall in the high school lobby for her AP score and she continues to take AP, Dual Credit and SENCAP courses for college credit while in high school. She is a leader in the SHS National Honor Society. Her academic honors include First Place-Seward Optimist Club District Essay Contest, recipient of the Lincoln Elks Lodge #80 Leadership Award, represented the area youth at the RYLA conference to achieve the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, is an applicant for the CARSON Scholarship for SHS, received the Youth Salute Leadership Award and was Academic All State representative for the SHS Volleyball team.
Madison is also an athlete and involved in SHS Volleyball and SHS Basketball. She is a three year letter recipient in SHS Basketball program and was named “most encouraging” by her basketball teammates. In SHS Volleyball she has lettered for the last two years and was named “Athlete of the Week” by the Seward County Independent.
Madison is a member of the SHS Bluejay Leadership Team (Student Council), the School District of Seward School Improvement Team-as a youth representative- and serves the Leadership Team President (President of the Student Body) and a member of the SHS Ambassadors Team. She is also an active member of the SHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and the “Acts of Kindness” Club at SHS.
Madison was first self employed as a child care provider and now works at the United Methodist Church’s Bright Beginnings Child Development Center in Seward.
She is a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church and a voice of youth for her congregation. She is a loyal member of their Godparent youth program and has served the church with a host of volunteer functions.
Her community service “Service Above Self” involvement is extensive and she has been a leader in the many, various youth volleyball and basketball camps over the years. Is is often called upon to give tours and be an official host as an SHS Ambassador as well. Madison has been very involved with Habitat for Humanity and has assisted the Seward Rotary Club with their annual “Stuff the Cruiser” campaign. She was a leader in the “Caps for Chemo” community service project, collecting and donating caps for area cancer patients. She also is one of the leaders of the Homecoming festivities and decorations, as well as the SHS Prom this last year.
Madison plans to attend school beyond Seward High have not been decided, however she has decided to major in Elementary Education.
The Seward Rotary plans to continue the program for next year and will again work with the SHS Counseling office.