The Rotary Club of Welland is pleased to congratulate the 2022 Rotary Gold Medallion recipients from the graduating classes of 5 Welland and 2 Port Colborne High Schools.
The Rotary Club of Welland has offered some form of Rotary Bursary since 1950, with more regular winners beginning in 1963 – 60  years ago! Two students from each of the 7 secondary schools graduating classes in Welland and Port Colborne are selected by their peers and guidance office. The premise is that these recipients signify Rotary’s Moto of “Service Above Self” both in their school and community life - “Of all the things we think say or do: Is it the truth? Is it Fair to all concerned?  Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? 
These students have been chosen by their peers and Guidance staff because they personify the motto of Rotary “Service Above Self”. They have made worthy contribution to the life of the school and the community at large and possess the qualities, abilities and interests that make them worthy representatives of their schools. At the same time, achieving academic success.  
This year’s recipients were Victoria Tessier and Donghwui (Centennial Secondary School); Piper Jackman and Christopher Vloet (Eastdale Secondary School); Mylène Erazo DeAmaral and Chase Charrois (École secondaire catholique Saint-Jean-de-Brebéuf); Maia Lockey and Elliot Vogin (École secondaire Franco-Niagara); Madison Carvalho and Allan Buri (Lakeshore Catholic High School); Sydney Bisci and Lucas Brown (Notre Dame College); and Sheridan Sneek and Benjamin Walker (Port Colborne High School).
The Rotary Club of Welland, in recognition of your integrity, selflessness and worthy contribution to the life of your school with the unwavering commitment to the needs of others, provides a certificate, along with a Gold Medallion and small bursary, which will be presented to the recipients as part of their graduating program. Each school also has a permanent plaque indicating the recipients over the years.
At our Meeting of June 14th, we had the pleasure of virtually meeting these remarkable young people. They were asked to present a summary of the accomplishments, participation, and contribution; however not of themselves, but of their fellow classmate.