The Rotary Club of Daniel Island recently hosted Rotary Global Scholar Sierra Butler. Sierra has been selected by Rotary District 7770 and Rotary international for a year of study and service overseas. She will be leaving soon to attend the University of Ghana. There she will earn an MA in adult education and work to set up educational programs in remote villages. Sierra works at Water Missions International and enjoys volunteering and spending time with friends and family.(Photo by Mary Wessner) #Rotary #Rotary7770
On May 29, 2013 the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo awarded the Superintendent’s Scholarship to Eric Johnson. Eric is a graduating senior from Irmo High School and will be attending Midlands Technical College this fall. He is described as part of the new generation of learners. His goal is to obtain an Engineering degree without incurring college debt. Eric will be a great representative of Rotary during his college experience. Dr. James R. (Bob) Couch, Lexington and Richland School District Five Director for the Center for Advanced Technical Studies, also attended the presentation in support of Eric.
Also at that meeting, Dr. Barbara Brockhard, Principal at Harbison West Elementary School, presented Mark A. Sheldon to the club as this month’s student of the month. Mark is described as a thoughtful and generous student with straight A’s. He also volunteers at Palmetto Lifeline. The Rotary club was proud to present Mark with an award for “service above self” the motto for Rotarians and a gift certificate from Sonic the Irmo/Ballentine location who is delighted to reward students making great choices in our community. Mark’s parents, Christa and Randall Sheldon were in attendance for the presentation.
Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo also recently awarded a scholarship to Michael Faikes. Michael is a graduating senior from Dutch Fork High School and will be attending the College of Charleston Honors College this fall. Michael has been very active in student government, civic organizations and athletics during his high school tenure and will represent Rotary well during his college experience. His mother, Michelle Faikes, attended the presentation.
Every year, the Rotary Club of Lexington returns thousands of dollars to the community in the form of scholarships for Lexington’s brightest high school students. After a competitive selection process that includes interviews with Rotarians, the students are honored at a Rotary breakfast.
This year’s recipients, from left to right, are Kelsey Raye Foster of Lexington High School, Holly Davis and Emily Rypkema of Lexington Technology Center, and Malcolm Ford of White Knoll High School. (Scholarship recipient Caroline Haggard of Lexington High School is not pictured.)
On March 27, 2013 the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo recognized the student of the month for March 2013. Tara Safriet, Assistant Principal at CrossRoads Middle School, presented Sarah-Elizabeth Rhyne to the club as this month’s student of the month. Sarah-Elizabeth is described as a stellar student who also finds time to participate in honors orchestra. The Rotary club was proud to present Sarah-Elizabeth with an award for “service above self” the motto for Rotarians and a gift certificate from Sonic the Irmo/Ballentine location who is delighted to reward students making great choices in our community. Sarah-Elizabeth’s dad, Paul Rhyne, was in attendance for the presentation.