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Tikunoff wins 2022 Show Me Service Award

Tikunoff wins 2022 Show Me Service Award


Robyn Tikunoff, a Waynesville AmeriCorps member, was recognized as one of 28 individuals or businesses within the State of Missouri who won the 20th Annual Show Me Service Awards for their efforts to improve their communities. 


The following about Tikunoff appears on the Show Me Service Award Winners 2022 website at


Robyn Tikunoff, St. Robert – AmeriCorps


“See a need, fill a need” is the motto Robyn lives by.


She comes from a military family, is a single mom of three, has a heart to serve, and is now completing her fourth year as an AmeriCorps Tutor with the Waynesville R-VI School District.


Robyn’s service as a Waynesville AmeriCorps Member Site Lead has her providing a variety of services. During the day she works systematically alongside teachers to help provide intervention to students and help them reach their educational goals. In the evening, she works as a receptionist, activity coordinator, and team lead in the after school program as well as providing mentorship to fellow members. She has been doing this since December 2018. She also assisted with meal/school supplies deliveries during the COVID-19 school shut down by driving her car or riding on a bus while assisting the bus drivers.


The students and staff may forget what she may have said or done, but they won’t forget how she made them feel. Robyn knows that even though she may not see results from working with students right away, (she knows that) she is making a difference; even if it is just letting a student know they are loved. Robyn has built a rapport with numerous families between her two sites as well as with the students. By her serving, she has provided them with someone that consistently shows up, has empathy, and will go out of her way to help; even if it’s for just one child. Robyn serves not for praise, but because she genuinely enjoys helping others.”

Tikunoff wins 2022 Show Me Service Award


Issued Jul. 11, 2022