Students earn Hinsdale Rotary Youth Merit Award
Rajan Khanna (from left), Katie Broz, Cheri Vana, Kendall Reichmann, Rewo Oshe and Gavin Wagner receive awards from the Rotary Club.
Updated: February 25, 2013 6:08AM
HINSDALE — Five students who attend Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale Middle School and Clarendon Hills Middle School received the Rotary Club of Hinsdale’s Youth Merit Award Jan. 11.
This award recognizes extraordinary high school and middle school students for services to their community and classmates, leadership qualities and academic achievements.
The Rotary Club of Hinsdale honors students from area public and private schools at award ceremonies several times each school year. Rotarian Cheri Vana, vice president at RBS Citizens, N.A. in Hinsdale, coordinates the program. Staff members at Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale Middle School, Clarendon Hills Middle School, Hinsdale Adventist Academy, St. Isaac Jogues and Notre Dame School nominate students.
The award winners attend a Rotary meeting, address the club members about their activities and interests, and receive a certificate to commemorate the occasion. The honorees attend with their parents and invite an individual they consider their influential teacher.
The following students earned the award:
• Rajan Khanna of Hinsdale, a senior at Hinsdale Central High School
• Omorewo Oshe of Hinsdale, an eighth-grader at HMS
• Kendall Reichmann of Hinsdale, an eighth-grader at HMS
• Katie Broz of Clarendon Hills, an eighth-grader at CHMS
• Gavin Wagner of Clarendon Hills, an eighth-grader at CHMS
“These awards identify and honor middle and high school students who set the example for their contemporaries in academics, athletics, the arts and community service,” said President Rich Barton.
The Rotary Club of Hinsdale meets weekly at 12:15 p.m. at the Community House in Hinsdale. The club, founded in 1959, consists of men and women of diverse backgrounds whose personal commitment to service ranges from support of local youth programs to assistance for the poor and sick across the globe. For more information, visit www.hinsdalerotary.org.