Rotary seeking nominations of leading sophomores

For the fifth year, the Rotary Club of Weston and Wayland’s Rotary Rising Youth Leadership Award program will recognize leading sophomores who invest themselves in “service above self, focusing on leadership and community service.” 

Any student can be nominated by a member of the community through this very simple nomination form by October 1, 2021 and January 15, 2022. 

Since launching the Rotary Rising Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) in 2017, the Rotary Club of Weston and Wayland has recognized 44 sophomores and has sponsored 10 each year to attend the RYLA Conference in June. 

Selected students will be recognized at virtual and in-person events.

Rotarian Patricia MacNeil, vice president of the Village Bank in Wayland, says that “the students who are nominated and selected for the Rising Youth Leadership Award embody each word in the name. They're sophomores — 15 and 16 year olds — who are committed to contributing and leading, and are aspiring to be great citizens of their communities.

"These are young people to watch, and to follow! They are improving our communities now and for the future." 

Read the whole article on Wicked Local, but first, nominate a sophomore today!