Opinion: Thank You, Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline
November 10, 2016
College is a time to learn … my friends have bestowed much wisdom upon me over the past year and a half, gems that include: when the Krispie Kreme "HOT NOW" sign is lit up, you can get a free doughnut.
If you only show up three hours before the football home opener, you'll be sitting in the nosebleeds. Oktoberfest isn't half as much fun as "Milktoberfest," where the chocolate milk flows.
When the first snowfall comes, some friend from California is bound to bang on your door because there's magical white stuff falling from the sky. When you go down the Homecoming slip n' slide, close your mouth tight — dirty soap is a real thing.
These are but a few lessons I have been able to learn through the generosity of my college scholarship from the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline.
For all that I have experienced, I would like to say thank you to the Club. They do incredible work in our community. I have many friends who have received scholarships from them, and as a scholarship recipient myself, I can honestly say it makes all the difference.
At Incline High they were involved in everything from band and music, clubs such as BuildOn, programs such as JROTC and We the People, and just about anything else you can think of. The opportunities and funds they provide are much needed and the community would not be the same without them.
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I know that I would be taking out loans if it weren't for Rotary. It gives me a lot of peace of mind to know that Rotary is behind me. I recently got accepted to intern with a nonprofit organization called HELP-International. I will be working for two months this summer in Peru.
I reached out to Rotary to see if there were any scholarships I could apply for to help me cover costs. Without missing a beat, they stepped in and supported me once again.
I am so thankful for the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline and their work. You have left an indelible mark on me and on our community, and for that, I can't thank you enough.
Incline High School, Class of 2015
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