Central Accelerated and Field Elementary School Music Teacher Daniel Venner was awarded the Chillicothe Rotary Club's 2012 Unsung Hero Award at their meeting on Nov. 15, at the Chillicothe Country Club.

Venner was selected for the award because of his ongoing musical successes within the two aforementioned elementary schools (most notably his well-known Stingers choir, which performs at multiple events around the Chillicothe area, including — most recently — the Jenkins Townhouse lighting, on Nov. 16); his help with wife, Christina's, veterinary clinic, North Central Missouri Veterinary Services; and his position as a role model for peak physical fitness to those both young and old, via his bicycle riding throughout the town.

Dan and Christina have two daughters, Emmy and Grace. Dan has taught within the R-2 District since Aug. 2005.