Dr. John Babel Jr. Innovation Challenge Donation

Our fellow Rotarian and club member Dr. John Babel Jr. passed away on April 4th, 2016.  He left instructions that donations be made to the West Shore Rotary Foundation in lieu of flowers.  Our Foundation received $5260 in donations.  Our board decided that the memorial funds should be donated to Fairview City Schools to be used for their newly established Innovation Challenge throughout the district.
The check was presented to the school on May 2, 2017.  Louise Babel, John's wife, and daughter Donna Van Rooy (pictured on the left) were in attendance for the official presentation of the check.
The new Innovation Center at the Fairview High School was named after John to commemorate his time as superintendent of the Fairview City Schools when technology was making a huge transformation of our world.
That same evening on May 2nd, at the John Babel Innovation Center at Fairview Park High School, children in the district from K-12 displayed their innovations.  Here are pictures of those innovations...