Posted by Past President Cheryl Cotter on Apr 21, 2021
The final group meeting was held via Zoom on April 21, with 15 participants, including 4 students, 3 Rotarian mentors, 5 Rotary STRIVE Committee members, a Rotary Scholarship Committee member, and the Fremont Ross HS Interventionist and the Grade 12 Guidance Counselor.
 
The program topic was “Awards and Recognition,” with students, mentors, and others involved in the program receiving recognition.
 
Goody bags including graduation banners and Coco Beans candy were delivered to students at their homes prior to the group meeting.
 
This year’s STRIVE scholarship winners were announced at the meeting, and they are:
$1,250 Keimari Jones/mentor Rotarian Brenda Peiffer
$1,000 Kendra Smith/mentor Past President Kay Reiter
$750 Avery Smith/mentor Rotarian Angie Morelock
 
Everyone at Wednesday’s meeting agreed that while this pandemic year has presented many challenges, it was worth the extra effort. Students appreciated the program and shared how much the program has helped them.
 
Here are the future plans of this year’s students:
Anthony – enter the workforce
Tessa – enter the workforce
Emmalee – graduated early and entered the workforce
Keimari – attend Kent State U to study Sports Medicine
Azlynn – enter the workforce
Avery – attend Terra State CC to study Business and Marketing
Kendra – attend Bowling Green State U to study Education
Draven – become a tattoo artist and possibly attend college in the future to study Liberal Arts
 
Certificates of Recognition will be delivered to all students at their homes in late April, and yard signs honoring the scholarship winners will be placed in May.
 
The final day for STRIVE mentoring will be May 14.
 
On Monday, May 17, at noon there will be a Rotary Club meeting via Zoom reviewing this year’s STRIVE program and honoring our STRIVE scholarship winners. Our three scholarship winners will be honored at Senior Awards night on May 20. This will be an in-person meeting with limited attendance due to the pandemic.
 
The final day of school for seniors will be May 28.