The Rotary Club of Prince Frederick awarded scholarships to two deserving recipients at Brick Restaurant on June 20, 2019.
The group is part of Rotary International, a service organization whose mission is to “bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service and advance goodwill and peace around the world.” The organization is open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender or political preference. There are more than 35,000 clubs worldwide.
The Eugene Karol scholarship was awarded to Ashley Anderson. The first in her family to go to college, Ashley will be attending the University of South Carolina, where she plans to study Pharmaceutical Sciences. She hopes to become a pharmacist while working on her PhD in Pharmaceutical Research. A graduate of Huntingtown High School, Ashley excelled in the classroom while participating in a wide range of extracurricular activities. She was heavily involved in Student Government, Student Council, National Honor Society, Varsity Softball, League of Women Voters and many other organizations.
The Brian Albright scholarship was awarded to Carolyn Wilson. Carolyn plans to attend St Mary’s College with a focus in Environmental Sciences. She hopes to one day potentially combine her passion for the water and sailing into a position with the Department of Natural Resources. A graduate of Patuxent High School, Carolyn excelled in the classroom, participated in many extracurricular activities, and still found time to contribute almost 350 hours of community service time. Her activities included the Southern MD Sailing Association, Student Government, Student Council, National Honor Society, Sailing Club, and many others.
Bonnie Barrett, Community Bank of the Chesapeake, and a member of the Prince Frederick Rotary said, “There were many deserving candidates, making it tough to pick just two, but Ashley and Carolyn set themselves apart through their embodiment to service above self.”
The Eugene Karol Scholarship was presented to Ms. Anderson by the president of the Rotary Club of Prince Frederick, Phil Anderson. Dr. Karol was the Superintendent of Calvert County Schools from 1980-1993, and served two terms as a school board member.
Ms. Wilson was presented the Brian Albright scholarship by Dr. Scott Knoche, Director of the Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL). Brian Albright worked at PEARL. Both Dr. Karol and Dr. Knoche were passionate about service to others and were members of the Rotary Club of Prince Frederick.
The Prince Frederick club meets every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Brick Wood Fired Bistro, 60 Sherry Lane, Prince Frederick, providing an opportunity for service in an interactive environment for business, professional and community leaders in Calvert County.
To learn more about the Rotary Club of Prince Frederick visit their website at www.rotarypf.org or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rotarypf/. You may also email Bonnie Barrett at email@example.com.
Photos courtesy of the Rotary Club.
Joyce Stinnett Baki / Calvert Beacon Reporter