Two earn Rotary award
Hinsdale Middle School eighth-graders Dana Ahdab and Maura Mullen, both of Burr Ridge, earned the Rotary Club of Hinsdale's Youth Merit Award.
Updated: June 8, 2012 10:52AM
Two Hinsdale Middle School students received the Rotary Club of Hinsdale’s Youth Merit Award May 25. This award recognizes high school and middle school students for scholarship, leadership and service.
Eighth-graders Dana Ahdab and Maura Mullen, both of Burr Ridge, earned this month’s award.
The Rotary Club of Hinsdale honors students from area public and private schools at award ceremonies several times each school year. Rotarian Cheri Vana, vice president of Commercial Real Estate with RBS Citizens Bank in Hinsdale, coordinates the program. Staff members at Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale Middle School, Clarendon Hills Middle School, Hinsdale Adventist Academy and St. Isaac Jogues School nominate students.
The award winners attend a Rotary meeting, address the club members about their activities and interests, and receive a certificate to commemorate the occasion. Middle school students attend with their parents and invite an individual they consider their influential teacher. This month’s teacher guests were: Kelly Pelak-Ditmars and Theresa Wilkie.
The May 25 program was the eighth and final Youth Merit Award presentation of the 2011-12 school year.
The Rotary Club of Hinsdale meets weekly at 12:15 p.m. The club, founded in 1959, consists of men and women of diverse backgrounds whose commitment to service ranges from support of local youth programs to assistance for the poor and sick across the globe. Its major fundraiser is the Rotary Run Charity Classic set for Oct. 14. Visit www.hinsdalerotary.org.