Lowell Rotary Press Release

NEWS RELEASE

FIVE STUDENTS AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP FOR ROTARY’S
LIFE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Lowell, Michigan  

May 23, 2018

High school students Ella Dougherty, Marlie Fowler, Karsten Kirkendall, Kelly Kroll and Matt Stephens from Lowell High School were selected by the Lowell Rotary Club to attend Rotary District 6290 70th Annual Life Leadership Conference, to be held June 13-16 at the Kettunen Center in Tustin, Michigan.

Designed to help students expand their roles in service to their schools and communities, this conference attracts 150 student leaders from over 50 communities in Michigan and Canada. Conferees include Youth Exchange students from other countries and leaders from Rotary high school Interact Clubs.

The agenda includes motivational and thought provoking speakers, learning simulations, group projects, physical activities, and discussions focused on elements of leadership and understanding leadership styles. Guest speakers focus on the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” and how students can make a positive difference wherever they lead. Discussion groups explore the intellectual, ethical and emotional aspects of leadership. International Students who attend lend global perspective on issues.

Upon return, students report back to their sponsoring Rotary Club, and are mentored by sponsoring Rotary clubs through their school and community leadership efforts.

About the Life Leadership Conference

Rotary District 6290 conducts the prestigious Life Leadership Conference each year for outstanding student leaders. It is a powerful experience for all who attend. Beginning in 1949, it is the longest continually running Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program in the Rotary world.

About Rotary

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit Rotary.

Contacts: Jim White, Life Leadership Chair, Lowell Rotary Club (jamescwhite1@gmail.com)

Conference Details: http://www.ridistrict6290.org/SitePage/information-for-life-leadership-chairs

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