Natchitoches Rotary Club Announces Winners of the Scholarship Essay Competition

Rotary Essay Winners 2018


The Natchitoches Rotary Club completed its 6th Annual Scholarship Essay Competition. The winners were announced at the May 8 meeting. Sofia Rivera from the Louisiana School for Math Science and the Arts (LSMSA) was voted first place with her essay titled, More Than A Test. She received a $1500 scholarship. The second-place winner, also from LSMSA, was Alexa Schleter. She was awarded a $1000 scholarship. Her essay was titled Four Way for the Good. Joshua Fortenberry from Natchitoches Central High School was the third-place winner with his essay Life’s Fundamentals. He received a $500 scholarship.

The purpose of this annual competition is to showcase talented writers in area schools. The competition requires they write an essay using Rotary International’s Four-Way Test, which is the guide that all Rotarians follow. All schools in the parish were invited to submit essays. A panel of Rotarian’s conducted a blind review of the essays submitted. The top six finalists presented their essays to the club on May 1, where Rotarians voted on the presentations.

The Natchitoches Rotary Club, 1291 is located in District 6190. Rotary International is the largest service organization in the world with 1.2 million members (text by Dr. Ron McBride).

Read the Essays Here:

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