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Rotary announces scholarship winners

Co-Chair Alice Chapman with her recipient Victoria Humphrey from Marietta High School.

The Rotary Club of Marietta announces the recipients of its annual Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program has been a stalwart of the Club for many years and along with the Club’s sponsorship of Safetytown is one of the signature events every year.

Co-Chair Alice Chapman stated, “It would have been the easiest thing in the world for us to skip the program this year and nobody would have questioned our decision but that thought simply did not cross our minds. This program is too important to our recipients and too important for our Club for us to skip a year, even under these trying circumstances. We know historically how these scholarships can make a real difference in these students’ lives and we can’t let them down.”

The ceremony, which took place Thursday, July 30, featured opening remarks by a Rotary host followed by the remarks from their student scholarship recipient.

Scholarship winners this year included:

¯ Kristen Winstanley (Frontier High School)

¯ Madilyn Morgan (Williamstown High School)

¯ Sommer Saboley (Warren High School)

¯ Dylan Brown (Washington State Community College)

¯ Sierra Sinclair (Warren High School)

¯ Samantha Zumwalde (Marietta High School)

¯ Brooks Suprano (Waterford High School)

¯ Gwendolyn Bremmer (Washington State Community College)

¯ Victoria Humphrey (Marietta High School) *

¯ Caspen Ford (Warren High School)**

¯ Sarah Holbert (Warren High School)**

¯ Ryan Kerns (Warren High School)**

Rotary Club of Marietta President Daneka Hedges commented that “we are so proud of these students and so happy that we can play a small role in their continued success.”

The Scholarship Committee is comprised of co-chairs Alice Chapman and Matt Evans and also includes Pam Cannon, Tony Huffman, Mark Kerenyi, Laura Miller, Jacky Minor, Dick Murdock, Jim Peebles, Bill Ruud and Mark Schwendeman.

*Awarded the George Edward (Ted) Chapman Scholarship

** could not be present at presentation

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