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The Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River is seeking grant applications from non-profit organizations that serve our youth and community within Lakewood and Rocky River.

New Rotary youth exchange student, Estefania Orpheu Pinheiro de Castro (right), displays her country’s flag at a
recent meeting with (from left) counselor Natasha Corrigan, and host parents, Torey and Jeff Worron.

Estefania Orpheu Pinheiro de Castro, inbound Rotary Youth Exchange student from Brazil, is being hosted by the Rotary Club of Lakewood & Rocky River.

No stranger to youth exchange, the club has had at least one exchange student every year since Lisa Nestorsen (from Sweden) in 1982.

Over $63,500 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.

Scholarship winners are (from left) Semra Dervisevic, Molly Rogers, Margaret McIlwee, and Lauren Driscoll.

The Rotary Club or Lakewood and Rocky River awarded four college scholarships at its weekly meeting on April 1.

Graduating seniors Semra Dervisevic and Margaret McIlwee from Lakewood High School, Lauren Driscoll from Rocky River High School, and Molly Rogers from St. Joseph Academy each received $3,000 awards from the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation. The scholarship program is part of over $60,000 that the Rotary Club donates to the community each year.

In addition to demonstrating academic achievement and potential, these four scholarship winners were chosen for their character, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.

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