LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club has awarded $1,000 scholarships to five area high school seniors. Presenting the awards were members of the Rotary Scholarship Trust board of directors, chaired by John Belisle.

In his opening statement, Belisle remarked on how each of the selected honorees, throughout their high school years, demonstrated Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.”

Joseph Lee from Lewiston High School was a member of the National Honor Society and the French Honor Society. He plans to attend Wheaton College, with an ultimate goal of becoming a doctor.

From Leavitt Area High School, the recipient was Marlaina Altman. She is a member of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and was enrolled in the Program for Gifted and Talented Math and Science Students. She will attend Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Mass.

Danielle Sargent from Oak Hill High School was a member of the National Honor Society and received the Principal’s Award. She will attend Quinnipiac University in Hampden, Conn.

Edward Little High School’s recipient is Rebecca Hughes. She was a member of the National Honor Society and the National Honor Roll and she will attend Gordon College in Wenham, Mass.

Alison Leveque is the St. Dominic Regional High School scholarship winner. Leveque was a member of the National Honor Society, the American Achievement Academy for Science and received the Western Conference Leadership Citizenship Award. She will attend Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y.

Scholarship recipients are selected by their school’s principal or guidance counselor based on their scholastic achievements, their demonstrated leadership skills and their commitment to community service.

Each recipient told club members about their community service activities and their plans for the future.

The scholarship awards program is the club service project toward which much of the club’s fund-raising activities are directed.


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