Zane Trace High School principal Todd Holdren was honored by the Chillicothe Junior Chamber Wednesday evening in the Jaycee's annual banquet. 

Holdren said he appreciated the unexpected recognition, but his work was already its own reward.  As a child, he said he would hear about the award, and never expect to be a recipient - but here he was, getting recognition from a great group. 

What does it mean?  Outgoing 2013 Jaycees president Angie Lochbaum explained that the executive board looks over recommendations for the award and picks one person who stands for the last line of the Jaycee's creed: "Service to man is the best work of life." 

Lochbaum and her son gave the introduction for the award, since he wrote the letter that recommended Holdren for consideration. 

You can learn more about the Chillicothe Jaycees on their website and Facebook page. 

Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils and local culture

Citizen of the Year Zane Trace High School principal Todd Holdren with his wife and parents