The Manse Restaurant was buzzing with the exuberance of youth at our meeting of the Rotary Club of Armadale on 14 November, as three local high school students received their Phil Phillips Incentive Scholarships, one of last year’s awardees received her alumni certificate and another student was announced as the recipient of the Rotary National Youth Science Forum study grant. Each of the worthy recipients had family members present to share their moment of glory and hear them give a short speech about themselves and their dreams.  The Phil Phillips Scholarships are made available from a trust fund set up by a former President of the Rotary Club of Armadale. His son, Rotarian Irvin Phillips, also a Past Club President, was delighted to assist in making the presentations.      
The Phil Phillips Incentive Scholarships
Students are selected from three local high schools, based on various criteria that includes aptitude and attitude. Past President Joe Kalajzich, who is a former local high school Principal, assisted the schools with the selection process. The award is in the form of a grant of $500, which is to be used exclusively for educational needs.  Each student is then invited to attend a dinner meeting of the Rotary Club of Armadale, along with family members, and give a brief talk about themselves and their aspirations.
Left to right:
President Graham Sampson, Anna Sinclair, Eleesha Spargo, Abbey Inness, Shakila Karimi, Stephanie Lurssen, Youth Director Alan Thompson