Committee profile: Junior Rotarians

The Junior Rotarian Committee annually celebrates 15 students, from five area high schools, with exceptional achievements in academics and community service. Three senior students each from Community High School, Gabriel Richard High School, Greenhills School, Huron High School, and Pioneer High School are selected by their counselors to receive this honor. They are invited, along with their parents, to attend one of our meetings and share brief remarks and be recognized.

The honorees receive a photo taken in front of the Rotary banner and a certificate from the club. The committee pairs each student with a volunteer mentor whose career matches the student’s career interest. Volunteer Rotarian hosts  assist with hospitality and navigation for the student and his or her parents. Rotarians and their parents hear a presentation by a club past president about Rotary and our activities. They are encouraged to seek out a Rotaract club at the university they will attend and a Rotary club when they settle into their first job. Past Junior Rotarians in our club include Laura Thomas, Bob Kerry, and Jerry Prescott.

For more information about the Junior Rotarian Committee, contact the chair, Mary Jean Rabb.