Three recent Westerville high school graduates were awarded 2023 Rotary Club of Westerville Service Above Self Scholarships, totaling $20,000.
The scholarship recipients and their parents were honored at a club luncheon June 1 at the Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center.
Miles Fike, a 2023 Westerville North High School graduate, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship. Fike will attend the College of Wooster beginning this fall, where he plans to study computer science.
Kendyl Laucher, also a 2023 Westerville North graduate, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship. Laucher will attend Wright State University in Dayton, where she plans to major in nursing.
Zoe Campbell, a 2023 Westerville Central High School graduate, also was awarded a $5,000 Service Above Scholarship. Campbell will attend the University of Cincinnati this fall.
Rotary Club of Westerville Scholarship Committee member Kathy Norris introduced the students and parents at the June 1 luncheon.
This scholarship focuses on Service Above Self, our Rotary motto. We seek students who demonstrate leadership skills and service to their school community, faith community or workplace community.
The club has awarded more than $500,000 in college scholarships to high school graduates over the past 60 years.
The community tradition began in 1964 with a single $500 Rotary Club of Westerville scholarship to one student, to attend nursing school at what then was Otterbein College.
In 2022, the club committed to awarding at least $20,000 each year to deserving graduates – to one or more recipients.
CAPTION: From left, 2023 Rotary Service Above Self Scholarship winners Miles Fike, Kendyl Laucher and Zoe Campbell, with Rotary Club of Westerville President Jim Meacham.
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