Posted by Kurt Halverson
The 2022 Strive banquet was an outstanding success!  Rebekah Freed shared her event-planning talents by coordinating the banquet and emceeing the event.  This year’s banquet was themed “The Next Chapter”, and Rebekah highlighted this by decorating each table based on a classic book like The Wizard of Oz and Harry Potter.  Pastor Greg Ciesluk hosted the Virtue Reading and Invocation.  In addition, Pastor Greg gave an overview and history of the Faribault Rotary Club and it’s Strive program.
Several students and their families were joined by members of the Rotary Club, local high school administrators, and community supporters for the banquet.  $16,000 was awarded in scholarships this year and 7 students from the Strive program were recipients:  Justin Delesha, Madelyn Gersemehl, Abigail Kugler, Sophy Smith, Keaton Ginter, Kendra Albers, and Halimo Ahmed.  Many thanks to the Strive Team of Angie Ramirez, Edel Fernandez, Pastor Greg Ciesluk, and Rebekah Freed.