Rotary Club of Grand Island, New York

 
All schools and communities recognize their athlete and academic winners, Grand Island Rotary makes sure that students who have shown outstanding Service to their community are recognized also. A superb group of Grand Island High School students who followed the Rotary Motto of Service Above Self (whether they knew that phrase or not) were honored in May at our Student Recognition Dinner, hosted by GI Rotary and the GI High School PTSA. Yes, some of them were also excellent scholars, some were outstanding athletes, most importantly ALL had served the surrounding community: performing 100's of hours of service to church groups / hospitals / youth sport clubs and unique Grand Island groups such as Miracle League for disadvantaged youth, Relay for Life cancer support and Neighbors Foundation helping the poor. Chronicling their activities is too extensive for listing here; it took two full pages in the local paper, The Island Dispatch of June 19, 2015 for the twelve of them. We in Grand Island Rotary are proud to honor them: Julia Drozdowsky,  Katherine Fonte, Alexander Garey, Rebekah Gaydosh, Kathryn Gentz, Khristian Cole Kline, Thomas Major, Jake Matwijkow, Alexandra Miller, Meaghan O'Leary, Margaret Rustowicz, Benjamin Shaw.