Cen­tre­ville Ro­tary Club awards eight schol­ar­ships

Record Observer - - Schhol -

CEN­TRE­VILLE — This June, the Cen­tre­ville Ro­tary Club awarded schol­ar­ships to eight grad­u­at­ing se­niors from Queen Anne’s County High School and the Gun­ston School. This event­ful day has been hap­pen­ing for more than 40 years and has re­sulted in hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars in schol­ar­ship sup­port to more than 200 stu­dents in the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

This year’s re­cip­i­ents were cho­sen by a spe­cial com­mit­tee of Ro­tar­i­ans who se­lected among 27 ap­pli­cants from the county’s high schools. The schol­ar­ships are both merit and need-based awards, us­ing such cri­te­ria as aca­demic per­for­mance over their four years of high school, com­mu­nity and ci­ivc in­volve­ment, school ac­tiv­i­ties, vol­un­teer ac­tiv­i­ties, work ex­pe­ri­ence and lead­er­ship con­tri­bu­tions.

The com­mit­tee also con­sid­ered the ap­pli­cant’s in­volve­ment in the school’s Ro­tary In­ter­act Chap­ter, a ser­vice club spon­sored by Cen­tre­ville Ro­tary Club and Ro­tary Clubs across the globe.

The schol­ar­ship win­ners for 2017 are Paige Todd, Alexis Beaver, Kai­ley Boomer, Austin Thomas, Emma Feaga, Chase Klep­per, Mada­lyn Romberger and Meg Wil­liams. The stu­dents will be at­tend­ing a va­ri­ety of col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties, such as Goucher Col­lege, Amer­i­can Univer­sity, Sal­is­bur y Univer­sity, Univer­sity of Mary­land Col­lege Park and Vir­ginia Tech. Stu­dents will study in the fields of bi­ol­ogy, neu­ro­science, fi­nance, in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions and me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing.

Funds to make these schol­ar­ships pos­si­ble come from the pro­ceeds of mul­ti­ple fundrais­ing projects of the Cen­tre­ville Ro­tary Club. Through the par­tic­i­pa­tion of the lo­cal com­mu­nity and their in­volve­ment in such projects and events, such as the Ar­ti­sans Festival, Flags for He­roes and oth­ers, en­ables the club to have sig­nif­i­cant net rev­enues to award the high­est amount of schol­ar­ships pos­si­ble.

It is the com­mit­ment of the Cen­tre­ville Ro­tary Club to con­tin­u­ally strive to in­crease the funds avail­able for schol­ar­ships and al­low an in­creas­ing num­ber of stu­dents to ben­e­fit as they launch their ed­u­ca­tion stud­ies be­yond high school.

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