|Rotary Scholarship Committee chair and incoming club president |
Mary Jo Suchy, far right, congratulates recent scholarship winners
Kylie Satterfield, left, Laura Montgomery, Kennedy Plummer, Avery Fields
and Isaac Davis.
During the meeting, Belleville Rotary Club President-Elect Mary Jo Suchy offered a welcome including an explanation of what Rotary is, and a summary of club activities helping individual citizens, communities and other charities in carrying on their work.
Each of the awardees thanked Rotary and spoke about their plans going forward and how the scholarships will assist them in reaching academic goals.
The meeting concluded with an inspirational talk by 34th District Judge Lisa Martin who drew on her experiences and provided insights which encouraged the graduates to take opportunities they will have in the future to both help people and learn about the world.
Following the presentations, Suchy, who also serves as Scholarship Committee Chair thanked all those in attendance, the scholarship committee and the other individuals whose work made the evening possible.
Since inception, Rotary Club of Belleville has awarded $612,500 to Belleville High School students from the club scholarship program. This year, as in recent years, the primary funding source for the program has been the Charles B. Cozadd Rotary Foundation which assists the club in the funding many of projects.