Congratulations to Western Wayne High School Junior, Bridgette Flannery! 
This year, Rotary District 7410 held their annual essay contest which was open to high school juniors & seniors. Rotary District 7410 offers this Essay Contest as an incentive for young people to develop their skills of self-expression, and as evidence of a sincere desire to demonstrate service above self, which is Rotary’s consistent motto.
Rotary’s theme for 2020-’21 is  “Rotary Opens Opportunities”.   The Essay theme for this year is:  “How can you personally take an opportunity to protect the environment”? Protecting the environment is an official cause of Rotary International.  As a worldwide organization, Rotarians are interested in supporting projects that can make a positive, measurable, sustainable impact on the earth.
Over 1.2 million women and men, in over 35,000 clubs and in over 200 countries around the world strive to make a difference in the world every day.  Rotary has been making a difference in the world since 1905, and has left an indelible mark.  Today, Rotary volunteers concentrate on seven areas of focus.  These include:  Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child health, Economic Development, Disease Prevention, Education, Peace, and Polio Eradication.

The Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel received 5 essays from Western Wayne High School.
As a club, we decided to award a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize. 
Congratulations to our winners!
1st Place: Bridgette Flannery, 11th Grade
2nd Place: Jamie Bryan, 12th Grade
3rd Place: Carter Swingle, 12th Grade

Our first place winner's essay was sent on to the District 7410 contest and
we are also happy to announce that this student came in 2nd place district-wide!  Way to go, Bridgette!