Scholarship Night at Kern Valley High School May 16, 2016
At scholarship night on May 16, our local clubs and community service groups gave away $77,875. The colleges that our students have chosen have provided $821,800…and counting! Sammie Adams and Dustin Wagner have received Military Academy appointments worth $866,000!!
The Rotary Club of KRV provided 4 $500 scholarships to:
Rotary KRV previously honored Ashley Yasin & Emma Lane (shown above) & Rebecca Gallis  by sending them to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) -- a youth leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs across the globe. RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to demonstrate rotary's respect and concern for youth; provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders; encourage leadership of youth by youth and recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities. Usually the Rotary Club sends two local students to Rotary District 5240’s RYLA camp in Ojai. Again this year, after an exhaustive selection process, the Rotary Club of Kern River Valley sent four highly qualified, deserving students to RYLA. Every RYLA program covers a number of core topics, including: fundamentals of leadership, ethics of positive leadership, importance of communication skills in effective leadership, problem-solving and conflict management, building self-confidence and self-esteem and community and global citizenship. Students fortunate enough to attend typically say the program changed their lives. More info:
The Rotary Club of Kern River Valley hosts an annual Wine Tasting event to raise funds to send four local students to RYLA, the price per student is $375.00. If you would like to make a donation or be invited to our next Wine Tasting fundraiser please contact incoming President Luz Polcik at (661) 803-2012.