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Rotary Boosts 55 Everett Students with $239,100 in Scholarships

 
Some 55 Everett students gained a college head start this week as the Rotary Club of Everett announced scholarships funded by club members and donors worth $239,100.
 
The total includes two new scholarships for studies in mental health, funded by Compass Health, and two new Goldfinch Brothers, Inc. scholarships in building trades and construction management.
In previous years, winning students were celebrated in ceremonies at the Everett School District Community Resource Center. This year scholarship winners were announced in a May 17 online webinar. Their individual grants range from $500 to $22,500.
 
"Our club members and partners are thrilled to help students with the cost of higher education,” said John Olson, Rotary president. “We are so impressed with what these award recipients have done in high school and are confident that they'll continue to succeed in whatever they do.”
 
Rotarians in Everett work closely with school counselors to identify scholarship prospects. Those nominees are then interviewed by Rotary members, who make the final selection. In total, the club has awarded nearly $5 million in scholarships.
 
Supporting youth is a major focus for the Rotary Club of Everett. Club members share their business experiences with students participating in the school district’s AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination) program. The club also participates in student exchange programs by sending local students overseas and hosting students from other countries.
 
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For a detailed list of winners and their scholarships, click here
For a list of the various scholarships, click here
In an online meeting, the Rotary Club of Everett on April 20th honored three local high school students as Rotary Students of the Month.
 
Each month during the school year the club recognizes outstanding high school students in the city of Everett for their accomplishments and their promise.
 
 
 
 
Student of the Month from Cascade High is Katina Nguyen. She has been involved with cheerleading, student government, advanced leadership, Interact and Key Club along with helping in the school tutoring program. She also helps within the community at the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement and works at Basil Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine. Katina plans to study engineering at the University of Washington, aiming for a career in biomedical engineering that enables her to help others.
 
 
 

 
Sequoia High Student of the Month is Ilario Smith. Ilario's advisor says "Ilario makes sure he is always current in his schoolwork. He is positive about everything and strives to make himself the best student he can possibly be." Another teacher stated, " His presence elevates mood of the class and creates a positive atmosphere. He brings pure joy and provides a voice for his peers by asking questions that other students may not feel comfortable asking. I am incredibly proud of him." 
 
 
 
Student of the Month from Everett High is Margaret (Molly) Riker. Her Interact advisor says “After being involved in Interact Club for the past 4 years, she has really stepped up to the challenge to lead and make things happen during remote learning, including pioneering a campaign to support Everett restaurants called “Seagulls Eat Local.” Her leadership is consistent, and her peers find it easy to follow her.” Molly will study nursing at Pacific Lutheran University, volunteer in healthcare and become a registered nurse. 
 

Selflessness and How It Combats Poverty and Opportunity Imbalance

 
On Monday, January 18th, the Everett High School INTERACT Club made a presentation at the High School’s MLK Assembly. INTERACT Club is dedicated to serving the people around us. We partner with the Rotary Club of Everett to do service projects that benefit our school, the community, and the world.
 
The INTERACT Officers, Eduardo and Molly, presented the history of poverty, a call to action from Martin Luther King, Jr., How INTERACT has addressed poverty and other means of service and their final say.
 
Click here to view the PowerPoint Slide Presentation to learn more about the work the INTERACT Club is doing to spread kindness throughout the community.
About the Rotary Club of Everett
 
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and build goodwill and peace. Chartered in 1917, the Rotary Club of Everett is one of three Rotary clubs in Everett and a total of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in 182 countries.
 
In 2020 the Rotary Club of Everett provided $214,000 in scholarships to students from the Everett area. The club also supports college-bound students in the Everett School District’s AVID program. Club members represent a broad spectrum of business, governmental, charitable and public service occupations and support service projects in the Everett community and around the world. The club meets in an online Zoom session at 12:00 noon every Tuesday. 
One of our members,  Dr. Bill Finley, recently presented this excellent overview of the current situation with the virus known as COVID-19.  We re-present it here for your viewing,
 
Please continue to stay safe out there.
 
 
 
Local Impact
The Local Impact Committee is always looking for local opportunities to support.  Below are links to information about this program.
 
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"The Rotary Club of Everett is the pre-eminent professional service club, known for its core values, support of youth education, and for successfully identifying and addressing community and international issues."
The Everett High Interact Club has started a new project called “Seagulls Eat Local” where the Interact Club will highlight the local Everett eats. Every Tuesday and Thursday, the Interact Club will feature a new restaurant on Instagram. Their goal is to encourage students, staff, and the community to eat locally to support Everett’s small restaurants during the pandemic.
 
The Everett High Interact Club is asking the Rotary Club of Everett and others to support “Seagulls Eat Local” by eating at the local restaurants in downtown Everett.
 
Five years of work and eight visits by Rotary Club of Everett members will soon yield crops for needy farmers in the Dajabón region of the Dominican Republic.
 
The harvest: grants totaling nearly $107,000 from the Rotary Foundation, Everett-area Rotary clubs, Rotary District 5050 and more to help low-income Dominicans build greenhouse gardens where they will raise vegetables to eat and sell.
Dr Ian Saltzman, recently updated the club on the Everett School Districts outstanding results and provided insight into the upcoming bond election. More information and a concise video are available here.  For those who wish to contribute and support this drive, you can do so here.
 
 
 
Speakers
John Olson
Jun 29, 2021
Changing of the Guard
Marci Volmer
Jul 06, 2021
Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County