Rotary Celebrates Area Students with $180,300 in Scholarships
Some 49 Snohomish County students gained a head start last night as the Rotary Club of Everett handed out $180,300 in scholarships funded by Rotary members and donors. The grants ranged from $500 to $19,000 per student.
“We want to invest in the future of our students, to support their goals for a higher education,” club President Deborah Wright told the audience. Over the years, the Rotary Club of Everett has handed out more than $3.1 million in scholarships.
Rotarians work closely with school counselors to identify scholarship prospects. Those nominees are then interviewed by Rotary members, who make the final selection.
Supporting youth is a major focus for the Rotary Club of Everett. Club members frequently share their business experiences with students participating in the school district’s AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination) program, and in May helped organize the AVID HighFive Walkathon that raised more than $8,000 for AVID projects. The club also participates in student exchange programs by sending local students overseas and hosting students from other countries.
Cafe WorksMar 01, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
VOA Food Bank Volunteering
VOA Food BankMar 23, 2017
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Board Meeting
Bethany 3rd Floor ChapelMar 31, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Rotary Fellowship at Dr. Norman's Office
Dr. Amy Norman's OfficeApr 13, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sequoia High SchoolApr 22, 2017
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Rotary Club of Everett on January 17 honored Everett students (left to right) Mohamed Nour, Allegra Braund, Aymee Carrillo, Byron Lewellen and Sara Thomas.
Sara Thomas and Mohamed Nour of Cascade High School, Allegra Braund of Sequoia High School and Aymee Carrillo and Byron Lewellen of Everett High as Rotary Students of the Month.
Thomas has been ‘giving back’ by managing food drives, and plans to attend Portland State University after graduation. Nour is part of the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program, and will study business management at the UW. Braund will pursue a technical career. Carrillo hasn’t determined her career path, but wants to make a difference. Lewellen has been involved with athletics and student leadership, and plans to study political science at WSU, WWU or Gonzaga.
Each month the club recognizes outstanding area high school students for their accomplishments and their promise. The young people the club saluted in January represented both December and January.