What a fabulous evening we enjoyed as our Rotary Club of Belleville presented the 2018 recipients of our annual Scholarship Awards! We were so very proud to announce this year’s winners at this year’s dinner. Each recipient was very much deserving of their scholarship award, having made significant contributions to their school, their community and their academic careers.
Club President, Julie Hardy kicked off the evening by talking about the awards program and how each of the kids were selected. One by one, as each recipient was announced, they received cheers of support from their family members as well as members from the school board and staff, including Peter Kudlak, the VBPS Superintendent and BHS Principal Stacey Buhro.
The evening’s keynote speaker was Judge Brian Oakley, who talked to the students about the importance of being an honest, kind and trustworthy adult in today’s society and continuing to give back to the community in which you serve.
We would like to thank the Cozadd Foundation for their generous support of our Scholarship funding and for making this very important program possible.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients:
Nina Hardy-Don Juchartz Award
Shelby Ostrewich-Charles B. Cozadd Award
Davis Mears-Academic scholarship
Erika Nofz-Academic scholarship
Noah Copeland-Community service scholarship
Alexandria Long-Community service scholarship
Alec Emerson-Vocational Education scholarship