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Rotary Club of Anthem awards five scholarships

Staff ~ 4/22/2015

ANTHEM – The Rotary Club of Anthem awarded five scholarships to North Valley high school students from Boulder Creek and Sandra Day O’Connor High Schools. The recipients will receive their certificates at their respective school’s award ceremonies.

This year’s recipients are Taylor Ellsworth, Peyton Wayne, Branson Tibbs and Samantha Pear from Boulder Creek, and Ian Burton from Sandra Day O’Connor. Each received a $1,000 scholarship to support full-time enrollment at any accredited community college or four-year college or university for the 2015-16 academic year.

Applicants are sought from the two public high schools serving Anthem, and any Anthem senior attending a private or parochial high school in the region. Each submitted information on her or his community involvement and extracurricular activities. They also wrote an essay based on the principles of Rotary International. Grade point averages and advanced placement and honors courses taken were part of the evaluation process used by the Scholarship Committee.

The Rotary of Anthem Scholarship Committee chair Ken Hedman said, “The Committee thanks the many talented high school seniors who applied for a Rotary scholarship this year. We were extremely impressed with the credentials of all the applicants and our award decision was particularly difficult this year. We wish all graduating seniors great success in their future endeavors.”

Chartered April 2003, the Rotary of Anthem is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization serving the communities of Anthem, New River, and Desert Hills. The Club has awarded over $50,000 in scholarships to high school seniors. As one of 34,216 Rotary clubs worldwide, the Rotary Club of Anthem also sponsors Interact Clubs at both Boulder Creek and Sandra Day O’Connor High Schools.

For more information on the Rotary of Anthem, go to Membership inquiries should be directed to Doug DeMuth, Membership Chair: or (623) 551-0523.