ROTARY CLUB OF HIGHLANDS

Scholarships Awarded to Top Students

 
 
The Rotary Club of Highlands held its annual scholarship banquet on Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Highlands Community Center. The Club awarded $30,000 to eighteen area students. Receipients included seniors attending Goose Creek Memorial High School, The Chinquapin School in Highlands, Crosby High School and four returning college students. The scholarship committee, consisting of Highlands Rotarians, reviewed a total of 42 applications. The competition was remarkable but by scoring applications based on academics, community service, school activities, leadership and financial need, the committee was able to select eighteen very deserving students.
Highlands Rotary Honors Top Students

The Rotary Club of Highlands held its annual scholarship banquet on Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Highlands Community Center. The Club awarded $30,000 to eighteen area students. Receipients included seniors attending Goose Creek Memorial High School, The Chinquapin School in Highlands, Crosby High School and four returning college students.

The scholarship committee, consisting of Highlands Rotarians, reviewed a total of 42 applications. The competition was remarkable but by scoring applications based on academics, community service, school activities, leadership and financial need, the committee was able to select eighteen very deserving students.

Eighteen $1,500 scholarships were awarded. The winners included Keely Bertsch, Crystal Chavez, Lauren DeLuca, Darrian Ellison, Alexander Galvan, Alexander Hunt, Rosemary Leal, Allison Little, Diana Muldrow, Melanie Muldrow, Reuben Vega, Marissa Garcia, Katie Stephens, Casey Parson, and Amy Brewer.

Three $2,500 named scholarships were given in memory of former Rotarians and community leaders. The J. E. Bird Scholarship was awarded to Cesar Larraga of The Chinquapin School, the Pat McPhee Scholarship was awarded to Sarah McKeon of Crosby High School, and the Dr. W. L. "Doc" Herndon Scholarship was awarded to Jamie Blair of Goose Creek Memorial High School.