This Week: Celebrate Dunwoody High School - Laws of Life, RYLA

Join us Friday morning for a special treat - as we are joined by Dunwoody High School students:

  • Several will read the essays they submitted to the Georgia Laws of Life Essay contest.
  • Others will share their experience at the Rotary Youth Leadership Award "camp" last June, thanks to RYLA scholarships funded by the Rotary Club of Dunwoody.

Who better to introduce our Laws of Life Essay contest winners than George Stewart, who has been a strong advocate for this program since Georgia Rotary first got involved in about 2004. The Georgia Laws of Life contest invites students to select a Law of Life and to use it as a prompt to write about a core character value such as honesty, generosity, courage, compassion, or perseverance. On Friday, George will tell us a little about the program and introduce us to Heather Carter, the Teacher Contest Chair. Then Dunwoody High contest winner Mia Whitehurst and several of the students who received Honorable Mention will read their essays. These students are among 44,185 Georgia high school students who submitted essays this year - from 69 Georgia High Schools in contests sponsored by 53 Rotary Club. Dunwoody Rotarians joined others across the state in judging the competition. The program awarded $21,100 in cash prizes - including money from our weekly scholarship drawing. Thanks to our essay readers and to Rotarians who took charge of our weekly scholarship drawing!

RYLA is a Rotary International program designed to help youth hone their leadership potential and our club has participated for more than 20 years. In District 6900, the annual camp is organized and run by the Rotary Club of Americus. Dunwoody sends board members of the Dunwoody High Interact Club and children of Rotarians.

Posted by Jackie Cuthbert
April 30, 2019


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