WCHS students attend RYLA 2017 event

by | October 12, 2017 7:51 am

Rotary Club of Sparta is pleased to announce five White County High School (WCHS) students attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) on September 23 at Camp Nakanawa in Mayland, TN. The students representing White County were (L-R) Daniel Young, Madeline Saunders, Parker Ferrell, Ciera Taylor and Olivia Randolph.

Organized in 1992, RYLA, a recognized youth program of Rotary International, is an intensive one-day leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs in Middle and East Tennessee. Junior and senior students develop skills as a leader while having fun and making connections. There were 166 students attending from Rotary Clubs. Don Randolph is the District RYLA Chair and John Downs is the Club RYLA Chair.

The keynote speaker was noted eye and vision restoration surgeon, and Rotarian, Dr. Ming Wang of Nashville.

Carolyn Wilson, a parent, said I “just wanted to thank you for providing this opportunity to the young men and women in our community. My son participated this year and really enjoyed the day! Thank you for your investment in our kids!!”

A student wrote, I “went to RYLA yesterday and it was the absolute best. I made forever friends and learned leadership skills that will help me on into adulthood. Thank you for the great time yesterday!”

If a student would like to attend RYLA 2018, contact a WCHS guidance counselor or any Rotarian can help with the selection process.

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