Albion Rotary gives out $2K in scholarships

Contributed Story Posted 2 July 2014 at 12:00 am

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ALBION – The Albion Rotary Club awarded three scholarships for $2,000 total to three graduates at Albion High School. Rotarians Bonnie Malakie, left, and Club President Cindy Perry, right, are pictured with the scholarship winners, from left: Arianna Smith, Abigail Squicciarini and Bradlee Driesel.

Squicciarini received the A. B. “Dick” Eddy Rotary “Service above Self” Scholarship. This scholarship for $1,250 is awarded in memory of Dick Eddy, a community leader, businessman, and Rotarian, who committed his life to the principle of service above self. The award goes to a senior who has demonstrated a personal commitment to community service and leadership, and displays high potential for future accomplishment.

Smith received the Edward B. Archbald Memorial Scholarship for $500. Archbald was a farmer, philanthropist, outdoorsman and a 70-year member of Rotary. This scholarship is presented to a graduating senior pursuing a college education who shares a love for sports, recreational activities, community service and work experience.

Driesel received the Rotary Career Advancement Prize for $250. The award goes to a graduating senior entering a field that doesn’t require a traditional college education, such as a technical field, agriculture, law enforcement, or business. Key factors in selecting the recipient include community service, school activities, and work experience. Driesel wants to become a full-time firefighter.