Three local high school students received a head start on funding their higher education goals during the Rotary Club of Cleveland’s weekly meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Karina Rosario and Taylor Paige Williams of Bradley Central High School and Austin Byerly of Cleveland High School were in attendance to receive their rewards.
The club awarded the scholarships to the students based on their essays, faculty letters of recommendation, academic transcripts, extracurricular activities, service projects and their collegiate and career goals.
Rosario plans to study nursing, initially at Cleveland State Community College.
Williams is planning to study accounting at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Byerly will be attending the University of Tennessee for a degree in communications, with plans to attend seminary.
“We were very fortunate to have an outstanding group of Interact members from both schools who applied for scholarships,” said Rotarian Jay Leggett, who made the presentations.
Rotarian Victor Boltinew introduced many of the Interact sponsors from the local schools and acknowledged their service in helping young people.