Five DHS Seniors Awarded Rotary Scholarships
Jun 04, 2011
This year the Rotary Club of Dexter awarded five scholarships to deserving Dexter High School students. The five winners were selected by our robust Scholarship committee out of 36 applicantions. The committee was chaired by Stephanie Kalwender. The commitee members included:
- Larry Cobler
- Julie Schumaker
- Mary Marshall
- Lori Sprague
- Lennar Johansson
- Fred Fahner and
- Jerry Paulissen
The committee reviewed the applications, narrowed the list down to ten finalists, and then interviewed each of the finalists.
The scholarships were announced and awarded at the DHS senior awards program, which is by invitation only. Student award winners are invited to the program but not informed, for the most part, of what awards or scholarships they will receive. Students are called up in alphabetical order and the list of their awards are read as they receive them from the school and the wide spectrum of civic groups presenting awards, including the Rotary Club of Dexter.
The senior class had 267 students. Mary Marshall estimated that 60% of the seniors received one or more awards at the ceremony. As you can see from the pictures, the stage and auditorium were packed.
Caryl Burke, Rotary Club of Dexter President from 2010 to 2011, was honored to be on stage to present the Rotary Club Scholarships to each student. The Dexter Rotary Scholarship winners for 2011 are:
- Jaclyn Williams
- Eleni Lazarou
- Avery Marvel
- Evan Oxner and
- Lisa Crompton
We were able to capture Caryl and four of the five scholarship winners after the awards ceremony.
Our very own exchange student, Lani, received an academic award for excellence in geometry.