For those who go above and beyond

The Community Service Merit Award was the idea of Louise Rutland in 2003, a time when several negative issues involving teenagers at The Landings were highly publicized. Louise, the mother of two girls, wanted those children who live at The Landings who were good role models to be recognized and honored. To that end she proposed that Landlovers award high school seniors for their community service participation. First named the “Community Service Scholarship”, the name was changed in 2005 to “The Community Service Merit Award”. The awards recognize students who go “above and beyond” in giving time and talent through community service. Commitment, creativity, leadership, and total time dedicated determine the winners.

To qualify, students must be Landings residents, be in their last year of high school with graduation anticipated this year and plan to attend higher education full time next fall.

The 2021 Community Service Merit Award recipient is Graham Glass, a remarkable, creative, and dedicated young man who has committed himself to service in his school and community.  A 2021 graduate of the Savannah Arts Academy, Graham is currently the Co-President and Head Recruiter for UTime Savannah, a volunteer group of high schoolers who care for differently abled children while their parents get a break.  He also participated in a Rein Community Service program working for a month with orphanages and animal reservations in Thailand.  He has been a Savannah Arts Academy Student Ambassador and an Alee Shriners Haunted House Actor, in addition to playing on the school tennis team, working as a retail keyholder for the Copper Closet, a pedicab driver, an intern with Montage Cinemas, an actor with the Savannah Arts Academy Theatre, and a Landings Club pool concierge.  Graduating with a cumulative GPA of 97.3, Graham will attend the University of California, Santa Barbara, majoring in Communications.

Please click below for the 6 page application which must be postmarked by March 14, 2022: