Posted on Feb 13, 2018

(left to right) Kate Sherry, Widdifield; Jacob Szaranski, Scollard; Katie Schankula, West Ferris; Anthony Vacheff, Chippewa; Sydney Pullen-Vautour, Odyssée. Missing – Nicholas Daguerre, Algonquin.
The Rotary Club honoured 6 senior students from each secondary school in North Bay for their involvement in volunteerism in the community and beyond at today’s noon meeting.
This year’s recipients are Kate Sherry - Widdifield Secondary School, Sydney Pullen-Vautour - École secondaire publique Odyssée, Katie Schankula - West Ferris Secondary School, Anthony Vacheff - Chippewa Secondary School, Jacob Szaranski - St. Joseph Scollard Hall, and Nicholas Daguerre - École secondaire catholique Algonquin.
Rotary International’s (RI) motto is “Service Above Self”. The Club instills this philosophy of unselfish volunteer service in both its members and the community at large through the implementation and promotion of various projects.
Through their student awards program, the Club continues to promote the values inherent in the RI motto to local youth to ensure they are aware of the benefits of volunteerism.
Students who best exemplify “Service Above Self”, are selected based on the warmth and caring exhibited towards their peers or other members of our society, such as seniors, disabled or disadvantaged.  Selected students are not necessarily highly academic, active in sports or popular with their peer group.
Each recipient received a certificate, name plaque for their school’s Rotary Plaque and a cheque for $100.
Hannah Bywater, 2016-2017 Rotary Youth Exchange Student, was the guest speaker.