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West Shore Career-Technical District Outstanding Student Award recipients honored by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River on April 22 were joined by administrators (from left) Robert Hoon, director secondary education, Bay Village City Schools; Rob Woods, principal, Westlake High School; Ramsey Inman, assistant principal, Bay High School; Dr. Christine Palumbo, assistant superintendent, Lakewood City Schools; Maggie Niedzwiecki, assistant superintendent, Lakewood City Schools; and Mrs. Joy Morgan, principal, Lakewood High School.


On April 22, the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River hosted the 26th annual West Shore Career-Technical District Outstanding Student Awards at its weekly luncheon, at which 16 recipients were honored for their dedication, leadership, and accomplishments in their career-technical programs.

Each award recipient is automatically nominated for the “Career-Technical Student of the Year” award, which will be announced later in the school year at the annual Career Passport Assembly.

Winners of Rotary’s Four-Way Speech Contest, and the music and visual arts competitions, were honored at a gala event at the Beck Center on April 15.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River, the contest annually showcases the incredible talents of students attending one of five high schools – Lakewood, Lutheran West, Magnificat, Rocky River, and St. Edward.

Grants totaling $77,912 from the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation will provide scholarships, encourage student achievement, fight hunger, and foster programs for community health and wellness.

Each year, the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River seeks grant applications from non-profit organizations that serve our youth, adults and community within Lakewood and Rocky River. Since its creation in 1952 by then-Club President Carl Dryer, the Foundation has enabled the club to provide over $1.25 million in student scholarships and grants. This has been accomplished due to the generosity of the club’s philanthropic membership.

On Saturday, December 26, Rotary sent 10 volunteers to help assemble and distribute 300 food baskets to local households.  Included were Marjorie Corrigan and daughter Natasha, John Chandler and grandson, George Hwang, Curt Brosky and Betty Tereck from our club; they were joined by Chuck Drumm, Jim Lowe and Jeff Gough from the Sunrise Club.

Each of the 300 recipients received: a 15 pound turkey (or 10 frozen meals for senior citizens) 10 pounds of potatoes, two boxes of stuffing, butter, pumpkin or apple pie, a loaf of bread, and 30 pounds of canned/boxed items including peanut butter, cereal, soup, canned fruit and vegetables.

The Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River continued its distribution of dictionaries to all third graders in Lakewood and Rocky River this fall, a project that the club began in 2005. A total of 593 dictionaries were distributed to students in 26 different classrooms at 11 different schools.

Harlan Radford, project chair, with assistance from club members, stamped each dictionary with the Rotary logo, the Rotary Four-Way Test, and a place for the student’s name.

Schools receiving dictionaries were: Rocky River – Kensington Intermediate, Ruffing Montessori, and St. Christopher; Lakewood – Emerson, Grant, Harrison, Hayes, Horace Mann, Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Lakewood Catholic Academy.

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