Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference 2023
Attention Parents of Pawling High School Sophmores!
Your tenth-grade student is eligible to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference this year, which will take place on the Mount Saint Mary’s College campus in Newburgh, New York from: Sunday, June 25 – Thursday, June 29, 2023.
RYLA, is a globally run leadership program coordinated by local Rotary Clubs. This year, the Pawling Rotary Club will offer three full scholarships to Pawling High School tenth graders who will be entering the 11th grade in the fall of 2023. This opportunity offers these select young people an inspiring and diverse group of exceptional speakers and fun filled workshop activities that build leadership skills. Students make life-long friends as they engage in discussions that delve into the ethical and social issues that face young people today. Participants are encouraged to bring their enhanced leadership skills back to their schools and communities. Additionally, participation in RYLA is looked upon favorably in the college admission process.
Qualifications for application submission include:
- Be a sophomore ready to enter their junior year in the fall
- Have shown demonstrated leadership potential in school and the community
- Demonstrate the qualities of a good student
In the interest of safety, we will require all participants, including staff and conferees alike, to be fully vaccinated. Only medical exemptions will be considered. The bi-valent booster against COVID-19 is not required, though highly recommended. Prior to the start of the conference, we will require every participant to submit proof of full vaccination.
We hope you will share this information with your child, and will encourage submission to this outstanding and potentially life changing opportunity. The application for this year’s conference is now available in your high school’s guidance office. Deadline for completion is April 15, 2023. Additional questions may be addressed to John Ammaturo. Please feel free to contact him directly at 845-855-3010.
Very truly yours,
Pawling Rotary Club