Fallon Rotary received thank you notes from the 5 students we sent to the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy - read more for excerpts from these letters!
Judging by the information we learned from their thank you notes, it sounds like this year's RYLA experience was another unquestionable success for the 5 students sent by Fallon Rotary:
"Thank you...for giving the opportunity to me to experience something truly incredible.  This week has been one of the most memorable times of my life.  I have learned so much about how to be a leader..."
"I learned that teamwork is essential to succeeding, whether that be in a game, a project, or a relationship.  Perhaps my biggest take away was a reinforcement of 'service above self.' I believe that by making that my number one policy, I can make a difference in someone's life just as you have in mine.  Thank you again for giving me this wonderful opportunity!"
"Thank you for the opportunity you gave me to attend RYLA.  It has honestly changed my life, and for that I cannot thank you enough...I realized that I can do anything, that I am strong and I am brave...Thank you for giving me perspective.  Thank you for changing my life for the better."
"I am extremely grateful to you all for giving me the opportunity to come to RYLA.  I have learned so much and created unbreakable bonds with new people...After this short, but impactful week I am ready to be a person that walks into a situation without the fear of what people think about me...I am ready to chase after my dreams...I am ready to face my fears with determination and love in my heart..."
"I can't thank you enough for giving me this opportunity to come to RYLA...It was a camp full of student leaders, with the same goal, to better themselves...[I realized] that each day is an opportunity to be outstanding...RYLA has simply changed my life and I am a greater leader because of it."
Once again - congratulations to this year's RYLA participants.  Keep going forward with service above self!