At the January 8 meeting, the Rotary Club of Bethel presented scholarship awards to area college students who successfully completed their first semester. In all, 12 scholarships were awarded, nine traditional scholarships and three Rocky Freda Memorial scholarships. 

Pictured Front l-r: Kevin Finley, Scholarship Chair; Susan Newkirk (Rocky Freda award recipient), Emily Bellinger, Karen White (Rocky Freda award recipient), Abbie Goldberg, Britany Douglass; Back row: Daniel Whitney, Trenton Bonney (Rocky Freda award recipient ), Kyle Peterson, Jeb Clarke. Recipients unable to attend the meeting are: Adam Mahar, Kallie Brown and Molly Siegel.




Guests:  (Scholarship recipients and parents) Karen White, Britany Douglass, Abbie Goldberg, Emily Bellinger, Danny Whitney, Susan Newkirk, Kyle Peterson, Jeb Clarke, Trenton Bonney, Kevin Bellinger (parent), Kelly Newkirk (parent), Brian Peterson (parent), Shelly Peterson (parent)

The program featured the scholarship recipients, who were receiving a check after successfully completing their first semester at college.  The students introduced themselves and described what they were aiming for in college.  As is typical for young people starting college, some had not figured out yet what they wanted to specialize in.

~ Walter