• Rotary Club Presents Scholarships




        The Rotary Club of Lake County Golden Triangle is proud to support the young people of our community.  In February, they sent eight local students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.  The five days focused on the seven habits of highly effective students, leadership development, building confidence through the challenge course and speech contest, and meeting other students. 

    Local students included:
    Jamel Bailey, Eustis High School
    Hayley Benedict, Eustis High School
    Jordan Fouts, Mount Dora High School
    Daniel Gantz, Eustis High School
    Ricky Gonzalez, Eustis High School
    Georgia Mosteller, home schooled
    Wyatt Sheldon, Eustis High School
    Radovan Vasko, Mount Dora High School
     
        In May, the Rotary Club presented scholarships to ten returning college students and thirteen graduating high school seniors. They include Emily Bradley, Seminole State; Chelsea Chapa, UCF; Shanequa Eberhart, Florida Southern College; Lillian Garback, UNF; Noah Koflowitch, UNF; Emily Leto, FSU; Susana Lozano, UCF; Taylor Paynter, UF; Andrea Paz, USF; and Zakary Stryker, LSSC. 
     
    Rotary scholarships to recent high school graduates include:
    Ava Bixby, Mount Dora Christian Academy
    Christian Diehl, Mount Dora High School
    Karen Escalera, Mount Dora High School
    Joseph Griffin, Mount Dora High School
    Logan Hiott, Mount Dora High School
    Jessica Kirkland, Mount Dora High School
    Morgan Kupchick, Mount Dora High School
    Makayla Long, Umatilla High School
    Brooke Morris, Mount Dora High School
    Nicholas Mowers, Mount Dora Christian Academy
    Haley Rosel, Mount Dora High School
    Rebekah Spradlin, Eustis High School
    Katie Vance, Mount Dora High School
     
        This summer, the Rotary Club will celebrate their foreign exchange students.  Radovan Vasko will return to Slovakia after a year at Mount Dora High School.  Jackson Mosteller of Mount Dora will come home after studying for a year in Thailand.  Georgia Mosteller of Mount Dora will depart for a year of study in Austria.   
     
        Rotary’s student programming is supported by their annual Dragonfest in Wooton Park in Tavares.  Next year’s Dragonfest is March 6-7, 2020.  People interested in learning more about Rotary are invited to their weekly lunch on Tuesdays at 12:00 pm at Lake Receptions in Mount Dora. 

    More information is found at
    www.lakecountyrotary.org or lakecountyrotary@gmail.com.