L-R:  Kylie Byars, Lacey Evans, McKenzie MacDonald, Camille Awbrey, Brianna Reasoner, Joshua Pluid, Matthew Kramer, Jake Perez, Eamonn McCoy, and Cody Luckey.  (Not Pictured -- Morgan Fox, Aramie Hoisington, Gabrielle Munson, and Emma Kelly). 



On May 15th, the Bonners Ferry Rotary Club had the pleasure of awarding $14,000 to 14 local high school and college students at a dessert reception held in their honor at the Kootenai River Inn.  The students were joined by their families for this celebration. 

According to Norman Braatz, scholarship chairman and master of ceremonies for the event, “the local Rotary Club has been awarding scholarships since it was founded in 2002.  That year, the club was able to award $600.” 

2013-14 Rotary President, Lisa Holmes commented on highlights of the Club and the extent of the humanitarian services it provides in our community and around the world.

Ray Olson, the oldest member of the club addressed the 6 areas of focus of Rotary International including disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, and basic education and literacy. 

Andrakay (Hoisington) Pluid, the youngest member of our club and Bonners Ferry city attorney discussed the importance of a passion for the vocation that makes you want to go to work every day. “A solid education and the availability of scholarships to fulfill that quest” is the basis of achieving that goal.  Andrakay was a two-time Bonners Ferry Rotary scholarship recipient. Upon graduating from Bonners Ferry High School in 2007, Andrakay received her baccalaureate from the University of Idaho and then went onto the University of Idaho Law School. She passed the bar on her first try, and is now an active member of the Bonners Ferry Rotary Club.

Special recognition was extended to Kylie Byars who received the Don Bartling Founding Rotary President Scholarship, Camille Awbrey, the Kootenai River Inn/Rotary Scholarship, Matthew Kramer, the Accurate Collision/Rotary Scholarship, and Morgan Fox for receiving the Amy Farrell Scholarship.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the event chairman commented on how the scholarship funds will be processed:

Scholarship recipients may send school ID number along with address of the financial office at the school they plan to attend to:  Treasurer, Bonners Ferry Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1921, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805.  The funds will be forwarded to the school in your name.  

For any questions or concerns about receiving the scholarship funds please contact Norman Braatz, Chair, Foundation Committee, Bonners Ferry Rotary Club.  (267-3221)

For more information about Rotary and the Bonners Ferry Rotary Club, go to: http://www.bonnersferryrotary.com


Master of Ceremonies, Norm Braatz






Rotarians with Scholarship Winners