STRIVE Scholarship Winners

Wayzata Rotarians were excited to welcome the 4 inaugural Charlie Marvin Memorial STRIVE Scholarship winners to the Club.  Paige Marvin, Charlie's daughter, shared what Rotary meant to her father and how excited she was that Wayzata Rotary was able to give these scholarships in her father's honor.  Charlie would have been very proud of these students, as are Rotarians, and we send our heartiest congratulations to them!

Tristen Anderson: Tristen plans to attend St. Cloud Technical & Community College while serving part-time in the MN National Guard.  He would like to study music, English, and Psychology but isn't sure what to do yet for a career.   He enjoyed Poetry Slam for Creative writing, Theatre, and American Literature. His advice for incoming 9th graders?  "Don't vape."
Constance Borbor: Plans to attend St. Cloud State for her first two years to get generals done and then focus on becoming a dental hygienists and work her way up from there.  Her favorite memories of WHS was the Shades of Brown performances because it gave her the chance to learn about her culture and others.  She also had the opportunity to participate with PSEO to get a feel for what College might be like.  Her advice for incoming 9th graders?  Take advantage of every opportunity, ask questions, get involved, your teacher is your best friend and get to know them.  You have to get stuff done so do it and don't put things off as it will hurt you and stress you out.  Be respectful - you can never go wrong being a respectful individual.
Christopher Ross: Plans to attend Winona State University and study technical writing and some business.  He plans to write professionally for big companies.  He enjoyed cheering and whooping it up for his teammates at Wayzata track meats.  He also liked meeting all the nice people at Haunted Acres for Club Y.E.S.  His advice for incoming 9th graders?  Keep going and try to immerse yourself as much as possible.  Also try to be inclusive to as many people as you can.  Work your hardest because before you know it you'll be a senior and there will only be a few weeks left until graduation.
Karizma Sigh: Plans to attend Minneapolis Community and Technical College and will part of the accounting program.  Karizma enjoyed the Shades of Brown performances and Mr. Elrod's post high school class.  Her advice to incoming 9th graders?  Take advice from seniors.  Take advantage of every opportunity because they don't come twice.  Care about your grades because everything counts and if you can, double up on your core classes so your last year of school goes smoothly.  Don't be part of drama - come and do what you came to do and communicate with your teachers.