Hinsdale Rotary honors students
The students are recognized by the Hinsdale Rotary.
Updated: January 21, 2013 6:08AM
HINSDALE — Six students who attend Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale Adventist Academy, St. Isaac’s Jogues and for the first time, Notre Dame School received the Rotary Club of Hinsdale’s Youth Merit
Award on Dec. 7. 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 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. Middle school students attend with their parents and invite an individual they consider their influential teacher. This month’s teachers were J. Michael Carlos, Vice Principal- Diane Sullivan and- Rebecca Schmid.
The following students earned the award:
• Kathryn Noble Hopper, senior, Hinsdale Central High School,
• Rence Arroyo, eighth grade, Hinsdale Adventist Academy,
• Julianna Marzanna Bojko, eighth grade, Hinsdale Adventist Academy,
• Tara Keane, eighth grade, St. Isaac Jogues,
• Max Tuttle, eighth grade, Notre Dame School,
“For more than two decades the Rotary Club of Hinsdale has presented its Youth Merit Awards. 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.
“We are pleased to announce that not only will we the continue honoring these special students, but that Hinsdale Bank and Trust has joined us as the community sponsor of this program. Both Rotary
members and the bank staff are continually impressed and amazed with the achievements of these young members.” The Rotary Club of Hinsdale meets weekly at 12:15 p.m. at the Community House in Hinsdale.
For more information, visit www.hinsdalerotary.org.