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Awards and Recognition
The Lake Wylie Rotary Club held its Spirit of Service Scholarship Awards on Thursday night, May 5. After a welcome message from Club President, Ed Lindsey; Elizabeth Hartley, Scholarship Coach, introduced the 6 Finalists selected for the Spirit of Service Scholarship Awards for 2016. Three finalists were chosen from the Clover High School Rotary Interact Club and three finalists were chosen based upon their Community Service. Guests, and members of the Lake Wylie Rotary Club, listened to the presentations of the 6 Student Finalists from the Clover High School which had been selected by a panel of judges. Each student was given the opportunity to make a presentation about their service to the community. A team of Rotarian judges selected the winners.
The club also recognized two other prestigious awards during the event: Unsung Hero; and Rotarian of the Year.
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Emily George, who will enter Auburn University as a Pre-Med student, was awarded one of the top $2,000 scholarship awards. She has a passion for supporting St. Jude which is a leading children’s hospital pioneering research and treatments for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Through her efforts and initiatives, she helped raise over $75,000 for St. Jude’s through the “Moped to Memphis”; Womanless Beauty Pagent; Clover Auto Show; to name a few. She accumulated well over 300 Service Hours.
Bonnie Wyatt, who will attend Duke University Law School and plans on joining the Peace Corps upon graduation. She was awarded the Clover High School Interact Club $2,000 scholarship. Wyatt served as the Clover High School Interact Club President from 2014 – 2016. Bonnie’s desire to give back to the community and help fulfill selected needs, she volunteered at the Clover Area Assistance Center, RideAbility, and Sweet Repeats Thrift Store. This past year, she participated in the Special Olympics and has volunteered for Rideability, which is a program for children with disabilities. She also has plans to continue to play an active role in Rotary at Anderson University in the Rotaract Program.
The decision to the first place Scholarship Award is always a difficult and daunting task for the judges. The four other students; Sean Elder, Arnd Prikker; and Donavon Frazier were each awarded a $500 Scholarship. By all means, these student’s activities were just as impressive and represented a significant contribution to our community.
The Lake Wylie Rotary Club is very proud to award these five outstanding students scholarships who all exemplify the Rotary International Motto of “Service Above Self”. The LWRC is able to provide this opportunity to our local students primarily from the funds raised by the Annual Lake Wylie Poker Run, the Lake Wylie Luau and various fund raisers conducted through the year.
Congratulations to our 2016 Spirit of Service Scholarship Recipients.
The Little Free Library project enabled the Lake Wylie Rotary Club to impact early childhood literacy in areas of our community with need.
The club installed three Little Free Libraries within our community with the goal of impacting early childhood literacy. The libraries are wooden boxes where individuals can take a book. We focused the locations in areas of greatest need, primarily where low income children (and adults) would have easy access to them. Rotarians painted and installed the libraries and our club members are responsible for doing book drives and keeping them stocked with books. In theory, individuals take books, read them, and then return them; however the book outflow is expected to be greater than the inflow. Therefore, the club also works to keep the books stocked. At the writing of this, our libraries have been operational less than a week; however, we expect to impact at least 500 individuals annually through these three locations.
Dr. Redding is a graduate of Dansville, NY High School and Alfred State College. An outstanding runner in both high school and college. In fact, he holds the Alfred State College record in the 10K Race. Not only did he achieve the All-American status for running, he was also named to the Academic Excellence All American Team. In 2002, Dr. Redding was inducted in the the Alfred State Hall of Fame. In 2004, he was inducted into the the Section V Hall of Fame. In 1992, Dr. Redding graduated from New York Chiropractic College. He opened an office in Lima, NY in 1993 and had a very successful practice there for 23 years. In August, 2015, Dr Redding and his wife Kris were honored as Nutrametrix Health Profressionals of the Year.
Dr. Redding resides in Lake Wylie, SC, along with his wife and teenage children. They believe in supporting the local community and is a primary reason he decided to join the Lake Wylie Rotary Club. He is also a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the South Carolina Chiropractic Association.
Dr Redding has opened his practice in Lake Wylie – Lake Wylie Wellness & Chiropractic Center.