The Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River has awarded four college scholarships to graduating seniors.
Hannah Sawyer from Rocky River High School and Christin Donahoe, Nastia Kurylyuk, and John McDermott from Lakewood High School each received $2,500 awards from the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation. This $10,000 scholarship program is part of over $52,000 that the local club donates to the community each year.
Winners of Rotary’s annual Speech, Music, and Visual Arts Contest were honored at an awards ceremony March 21 at the Beck Center for the Arts.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River, the competition showcases the incredible talents of students attending one of five high schools – Lakewood, Lutheran West, Magnificat, Rocky River, and St. Edward.
West Shore Career-Technical District Outstanding Student Award recipients were honored by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River at its noon luncheon on March 14 at the Don Umerley Civic Center.
The 14 students, top performers in their Career-Technical programs, were chosen for their exemplary accomplishments in the classroom, school activities, clubs, athletics and service in the community. Each student exemplifies traits of leadership, dedication, responsibility, caring, community involvement, and initiative.
Over $56,000 in grants from the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation will be used to provide scholarships, recognize student achievement, purchase dictionaries for third graders, and help fund worthy programs by community organizations.
The awards focused on three main areas – community health and wellness, food and nutrition, and programs that encourage and foster youth leadership.