The Dennis Martin Impact Award. 

The Dennis Martin Impact award, is given each year by The Bainbridge Civic Club to recognize individuals and organizations in our community who represent, through their actions and steadfast devotion, the values and mission of our club and of our award’s namesake, Dennis Martin.  Award winners have demonstrated a valuable and sustained commitment to our community, self-less service, dependability, and passion with purpose. 

We are pleased to announce: 

Kenston Teacher Lynn Fagerholm selected for “Impact Award” by the Bainbridge Civic Club

BAINBRIDGE TWP, Ohio (February 20, 2015) – The Bainbridge Civic Club has selected Kenston Middle School teacher Lynn Fagerholm as the recipient of their Dennis Martin Impact Award, for her commitment and approach to serving students in the Kenston Middle School Science programs.  The  Award recognizes individuals and organizations in our community who represent, through their actions and steadfast devotion, the values and mission of our club and of our award’s namesake, Dennis Martin.  Award winners have demonstrated a valuable and sustained commitment to our community, self-less service, dependability, and passion with purpose.  The award will be presented at the Club’s annual pancake breakfast on March 15 at 10:30 a.m.  (Other pancake dates are March 8 and 22.)

Lynn's efforts to develop children by building student opportunities for science learning through innovative programs such as: Discover E’s Future City Competition, Kenston District STEAM Night, special STEM and Discovery Days, and various summer camps have helped shape the character and values of many of our community’s sons and daughters.  Her enhancement of this service by attracting local engineers, health care professionals, and other experts to her learning programs, and inclusion of Community science resources such as the Geauga Park District, local chapters of the American Chemical Society, and the American Society of Materials are recognized as evidence of passion for the programs and caring for her students.

Lynn contributes many community hours to: Bainbridge Area Food for Friends, the Chagrin Falls Park Advisory Board, Bainbridge Civic Club events and Kenston Science Olympiad competitions.  Her work with Valley Presbyterian Church mission and deacon commissions also make Lynn a role model for her students and the community in general. 

The Bainbridge Civic Club, organized in 1941, is comprised of men who either work or reside in  Bainbridge or Auburn and who are committed to provide service and assistance to citizens and local organizations that support worthy causes in their communities.