UNION — Twenty high school students — 16 from Union County High School and four from Union Christian Day School — are the 2017 Rotary Scholars.
The students were recognized by the Union Rotary Club during its Tuesday, May 3 meeting at Covenant Baptist Church. Each year, the club recognizes 20 high school students for academic achievement by bestowing upon them the title of Rotary Scholars, having them as guests at a club luncheon held in their honor, and presenting each of them with gifts during the meeting. This year the students received a certificate identifying them as Rotary Scholars and a Rotary Scholars t-shirt.
Rotary Scholars are the top 5 students in each grade — 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th — of high school. Of those students, 16 — four from each grade — are from Union County High School and four — one from each grade — are from Union Christian Day School.
The 2016 Union Rotary Scholars are:
Union County High School — Chaniah Brown, Jerel Dawkins, Robert Sanders, Katherine Wagner
Unon Christian Day School — Ryleigh Earls
Union County High School — Caroline Gallman, Makayla Grady, Jada Jones, Kailee Stepp
Unon Christian Day School — Tashure Lott
Union County High School — Ashton Cody, Anthony Esposito, Madison Fowler, Katelyn Petty
Union Christian Day School — Keely Messer
Union County High School — Lyra Mercado, Kasie Roark, Jacob Sanders, Brooke Smith
Union Christian Day School — Lori Hart
The speaker at the May 3 meeting was Anna Estes Strom who gave the Rotary Scholars advice for their future. Strom earned her Bachelor’s in Accounting from Converse College, Master’s of Business Administration from Winthrop University, and works in public accounting.
The Union Rotary Club recognized the 2017 Rotary Scholars at its Tuesday, 4 meeting at Covenant Baptist Church. Each year, Rotary recognizes the top 20 high school students for academic achievement by bestowing on them the title of Rotary Scholar. Five students from each grade — four from Union County School and one from Union Christian Day School — are recognized as Rotary Scholars by the club. The 2017 10th grade Rotary Scholars are Makayla Grady, Jada Jones, Tashure Lott, Caroline Gallman, and Kailee Stepp.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.