Rotary Club of Grand Island, New York

 
 
Grand Island Rotary continued their 25 yr tradition of honoring service-minded High School students at a 2016 Awards Dinner, May 31, at Buffalo Launch Club. Twelve students were honored, representing many aspects of service – to churches, youth and sports groups, medical or old age facilities and community activities. We Rotarians are, once again, impressed with their service activities, even as they work hard to maintain high academic standards. Our congratulations to they, and of course to their parents and teachers who foster and encourage in them, the ideal of Rotary: “Service Above Self”. Pictured below are the 12 students, Front row: Melanie Sweeney, Maya Harper, Julia Lawley, Michela Kozek, Gabrielle Robinson, Yaling Chen; Back row: Amber Schwinn, Emelie-Jo SCheffler, Benjamin Freedman, Adam Drefhout, Justine Cardone, Marissa Freedman; with Rotary Pres. Amber Storr on left and High School Asst. Principal T. Michael Carter on right. Rotary is particularly proud of Michaela Kozek who has been selected as a Rotary International Youth Exchange winner to spend the next year in Finland before returning for college in the US. She is studying Finnish language privately in addition to maintaining her high grades in high school (animal science) studies.