Each year, the Kansas City, Kansas Rotary Club recognizes outstanding high school students from Wyandotte County High Schools. One young woman and one young man from each high school are nominated by a teacher, counselor, or principal of their respective school to compete for two $1,000 scholarships awarded by our Club.

All of the students nominated exemplify the highest academic, service, and character standards in our community. All can be proud of what Wyandotte County schools have helped produce in these students.  The community leaders, who are members of the Downtown Rotary Club of Kansas City, KS, are excited about what these young men and women will bring to the future. We are proud to be able to assist one young woman and one young man pursue their dreams in higher education with a $1,000 scholarship to attend a college or university of their choice.

The young men candidates, accompanied by family and school representatives made their presentations to our Club on April 7th. The young women made their presentations on April 14th. The scholarship winners will be announced and awarded at our Club's luncheon meeting on Tuesday, April 28th.


Left to Right:  Jacob Kraus (Bonner Springs High School); Richard Cassidy (Bishop Ward High School); Colton Russell (Turner High School); Mylan Gray (Sumner Academy); Mark Stimach (Piper High School); and Ken Davis (KCK Rotary Club President)


 Left to Right:  Taylor Beashore (Piper High School); Anna Powell (Bishop Ward High School); LaTara Demery (Sumner Academy); Shelbey Taylor (Bonner Springs High School); Monica Dirks (Wyandotte High School); Silvana Alcantara (Turner High School); and Ken Davis (KCK Rotary Club President)