- Published on Monday, 26 March 2012 14:15
The successful fundraising efforts of the Belfast Rotary Club are celebrated at a May luncheon when area students are awarded scholarships in the categories of leadership, service, and vocational achievement. Those who compete for the scholarships are nominated by high schools in Waldo County: Belfast Area High School, Searsport District High School, and Mount View High School, and the Waldo County Technical Center. The size and number of scholarships awarded depends upon the funds available. In 2012, $25,000 was awarded to the nine students pictured below.
2012 Rotary Scholarship Award Winners
The 2012 Rotary Scholarship Winners are an incredible group of young people. They have the usual achievements you might expect: top class rankings, student athlete awards, class officers, drama productions, honor bands and choruses, National Honor Society, Peer Leadership, writing awards, professional certifications and National Merit Scholarship awards.
And their achievements aren’t limited to school activities. These teens have been on mission trips with church groups, have volunteered in soup kitchens and in putting together holiday baskets; worked with Peace Jam and for the Liberian Education Fund and one recipient did her interview via iChat because she was in Africa volunteering in a orphanage and school.
This year $25,000 in scholarships were awarded to nine local students. The students were nominated by their schools, completed a challenging application, and then were interviewed before the final selections were made.
Click here to see a side show from the awards luncheon.
2012 Rotary Scholarship Awards
|Anna Wells Piotti||Mount View||$5,000||Leadership|
|Kerenza Sue Thompson||Belfast||$5,000||Pitman|
|Delainey Bonnie Kein||Mount View||$3,000||Romanow|
|Laura Estelle Dickey||Searsport||$2,000||Service|
|Allison Hannah James||Belfast||$2,000||Service|
|Abigail Leigh Wessels||Belfast||$2,000||Service|
|Brandon A. Curry||Tech Center||$1,250||Lawson|
|Arthur Leighton||Tech Center||$1,250||Rhodes|