Over $59,000 in grants from the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation will be used to provide scholarships, recognize student achievement, purchase dictionaries for third graders, and help fund worthy programs by community organizations.
The awards focused on three main areas – community health and wellness, food and nutrition, and programs that encourage and foster youth leadership.
Winners of Rotary’s annual Speech, Music, and Visual Arts Contest were honored at an awards ceremony March 27 at the Beck Center for the Arts.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River, the competition showcases the incredible talents of students attending one of five high schools – Lakewood, Lutheran West, Magnificat, Rocky River, and St. Edward.
Members of the Rocky River Middle School Interact Club were recent guests at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River. Rotary presented the Interactors with their charter and a check for upcoming projects. With their advisor, Mrs. Mary Fancher, are students (from left) Clare Duffy, director; Nick Uline, vice president; Ally Rovito, secretary; and Jaidyn Cruz, president. Interact is Rotary International's service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Each year, the clubs must complete at least two community service projects.
West Shore Career-Technical District Outstanding Student Award recipients were honored by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River at its noon luncheon on March 13 at the Don Umerley Civic Center.
The 14 students, top performers in their Career-Technical programs, were chosen for their exemplary accomplishments in the classroom, school activities, clubs, athletics and service in the community. Each student exemplifies traits of leadership, dedication, responsibility, caring, community involvement, and initiative.