The Lake Wylie Rotary Club held its annual Celebration of Service on Thursday, April 25th, where it awarded its 2019 Spirit of Service Scholarship. The scholarships are issued annually to students residing in the Clover School District who has demonstrated a heart for community service.
The event featured the Top 3 Finalists for the scholarships, all from Clover High School. After welcome and introductions, the club listened to presentations from each of the finalists. Each student was given the opportunity to make a presentation about their service, and a team of Rotarian judges selected the winners.
The winner of the $2,000 scholarship was Grayson Janus. Miss Janus is the current President of the Clover High School Interact Club. She first developed her passion for community service while serving in the girl scouts for 7 years. Since starting high school, she has been involved in a number of community service activities including the scouting for food project for the Clover Area Assistance Center, Riversweep, fundraising for Hurricane Harvey victims, the Interact’s Veteran’s Day breakfast and the Special Olympics. She also received the Interact Clubs 2017-18 Service Above Self Award. She plans to attend Clemson University and major in business.
Grace Sain won a $1,000 scholarship. Miss Sain has served as the Vice President of the Clover High School Interact Club. She participated in numerous Interact service projects and talked to us about the Honduras bake sale that the Interact Club did to provide money for schools in Honduras to build bathroom facilities for the students. She also participated in a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic. She hopes to continue serving through her career in nursing. She plans to attend Queens University in the fall. Lastly, Miss Sain challenged everyone in attendance to go out and get their hands dirty and do some community service.
The winner of the other $1,000 scholarship was Angelica Jeanty. After serving in the Giving Back program in middle school, Miss Jeanty continued her life of service with the Interact Club – serving as an officer for each of her four years at Clover High School. She helped run projects such as a Valentine’s party for Lake Wylie Assisted Living, Moped for Memphis and the Special Olympics. She plans to major in exercise science at the University of South Carolina.
The Lake Wylie Rotary Club is very proud to award these three outstanding students scholarships who all exemplify the Rotary International Motto of “Service Above Self”. The Lake Wylie Rotary Club Foundation is able to provide this opportunity to our local students primarily from the funds raised by the annual charity raffle held in the fall.