Focus on Youth: Morrisons Cove Rotary Supports Students
Student of the Month
Congratulations to all our 2021-2022 Students of the Month!
2021-2022 Student of The Month for Central High School recipients include Regan Dodson, Haylie Mingle, Luke Knisely, Joshua Waite, Olesya Lebedeva, Cayden Wright, Leah Decker, Leah Johnston, and Jonah Snowberger.
2021-2022 Student of The Month for Northern Bedford High School recipients include Makayla Hall, Matthew Hall, Emilee Koontz, Clay McIlnay, Andrea Musselman, Jillian Morral, Lauren Over, Aaron Reynolds, and Brooks Snider.
2021-2022 Student of The Month for Williamsburg High School recipients include Zachary Snare, Morgan Webb, Alissa Walker, Krista Simpson, Mikel Kuchenbrod, Rachel Breitenbach, Noah Evans, Ashley Brubaker, and Cyrus Simmons.
Student of The Month is a long-time tradition with the Morrisons Cove Rotary Club when it recognizes one senior student from Central High School, Northern Bedford High School, and Williamsburg High School each month during September through May to be named a Student of The Month for their school. They are nominated and selected by their schools for various accomplishments.
Honorees, along with their families and club members, celebrate each May at one of the club’s weekly meetings with a special breakfast where each student receives a certificate and medallion. The club has fundraisers throughout the year to support the program.
Youth Exchange Program
Rotary Youth Exchange has been providing intercultural exchange opportunities for secondary school students ages 15-19 since the 1920s. Students become cultural ambassadors for up to a full academic year, and the host families can help build peace and international understanding, serving one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.
Morrisons Cove Rotary Club supports both Inbound and Outbound Youth Exchange Students. The experience has been very rewarding for Club members, the Club’s host families, and the students.
The Club’s Youth Committee works with the student, their new school and host family to make their transition and stay comfortable. Club members volunteer to take Inbound Students on excursions, engage the student in community activities and tour community businesses and points of interest. Inbound and Outbound Students are encouraged to become involved in Morrison Cove Rotary Club activities and service projects, including attending the Club’s weekly meetings.
Each year, Morrisons Cove Rotary Club provides dictionaries for third-grade students in Central, Northern Bedford, and Williamsburg School Districts.
For many of these students, it is their first dictionary and they keep them through their school years.
The annual Career Fair is a joint effort of the Morrisons Cove Rotary and sister Blair County Rotary Clubs held annual to introduce high school students to a large variety of career choices and opportunities. Each club provides representatives of businesses and organizations to talk with the students and share details on every aspect of their work.