This Spring, the Rochester Rotary Club awarded five high school students with Rotary scholarships to help further their education. Representing diverse backgrounds and educational plans, they each represented a commitment to excellence and dedication to the community.
 
  • Addison Stanley (Rochester Adams): Paul Harris Scholarship
Planning to attend Michigan State University to study Education or Nursing, Addison is a renaissance woman, participating in, and leading athletic teams, academic organizations, and service clubs like Rotary Interact. From foreign mission work to local bilingual tutoring, she represents what Rotary champions: Service above Self.
 
  • Chrismaria William (Rochester): Paul Harris Scholarship
Planning to attend Michigan State University to study Neuroscience, Chrismaria is a leader in numerous student organizations, a captain of the Varsity Tennis team, member of both the Spanish and Social Studies National Honors Societies, and has logged over 400 hours or community service across many local organizations including Rotary Interact.
 
  • Catherine Davis (Stony Creek): Rotary Community Scholarship
Planning to attend Michigan State University to study Computer Science, Catherine has worked hard to achieve academic excellence and give back to the community. Through numerous student organizations, including Rotary Interact, she has developed a strong sense of duty to her neighbors and a lifelong dedication to serving them.
 
  • Krista Nelson (Stony Creek): Rotary Community Scholarship
Planning to attend Michigan State University to study Engineering, Krista has spent her years in high school serving others. From Habitat for Humanity and Rotary Interact to Key Club and BuildOn, her leadership in the community is a testament to her work ethic and dedication to service.
 
  • Anthony Kania (Adams HS): Sally Case Courage Scholarship
Planning to attend Saginaw Valley State to study Business, Anthony is an outstanding Baseball player and active member in several local charities and student organizations like Rotary Interact. Undaunted by any obstacle, Anthony has worked hard to overcome various physical setbacks to achieve a position on a Division II baseball team.
 
In all, the Rochester Rotary Club awarded $12,500 in scholarships as part of the Rochester Community Foundation Scholarship Ceremony. Rotarians Mary Ann Reidinger, Tim Crawford, Roger Hitchcock, Vern Pixley, and Ann Peterson also donate to support additional scholarships.
 
“Being able to give back to those who have spent their teen years serving others is a wonderful feeling,” said Rochester Rotary Youth Programs Director, Wayne Hodges. “When all the pressures of modern society are encouraging selfishness, for these kids, on the cusp of adulthood, to already have such a profound dedication to serving others gives us all a great deal of hope for the future.”