Young Citizenship Awards and Senior Volunteers of the Year honors were bestowed at a recent Exchange Club of Charleston luncheon.

The award for young people recognizes outstanding commitment to community service and excellence in school.

Youth honored were Rashon Gholson of Military Magnet Academy, Ezekiel Mims of Chicora Elementary School, Carolyn Prickett of Moultrie Middle School and Kaylee Marino of Westview Elementary School. Each of them received $250 that will be donated to the charity of their choice.

Senior Volunteers of the Year honors went to Dr. Lee and Rebecca Sigmon. They were recognized for numerous volunteer activities including their work in New Orleans with victims of Hurricane Katrina.

In addition, the Sigmons volunteer with Mount Pleasant Habitat for Humanity. They also prepare and serve meals for shelter residents at Crisis Ministries of Charleston.

The Sigmons' efforts include working with 22 Presbyterian churches to provide uniforms and school supplies for more than 30,000 children.

The Exchange Club of Charleston, chartered on April 15, 1924, is dedicated to serving the community through support of Americanism, youth activities, scholarships, community programs and its national project: the prevention of child abuse.

Prentiss Findlay