Three local high school seniors have been awarded four-year college scholarships by the Rotary Club of Brentwood. These scholarships strengthen the Rotary Club’s strong commitment to Brentwood High School, John Overton High School, and now Ravenwood High School, which was added this year. The scholarships are offered in conjunction with a grant from Rotary District 6760.
Adele Brothers, daughter of Tim and Amy Brothers, will receive $2,500 a year for her four years of college. She is a recent graduate of Brentwood High School and will attend Lipscomb University in the Fall. During High School, she was a leader in FCA, Model UN, and Student Council, as well as Co-Founder of Nashville Girls, and a “Rise” Worship Leader. Among her awards are: National Honors Society, Senior Class President, and Brentwood Homecoming Queen.
Brooke Bixler, daughter of Tim and Joy Bixler, will receive $2,500 a year for her four years of college. She is a recent graduate of John Overton High School and will attend University of Tennessee in the Fall. During high school, she was active in FCA, Cyber Patriot Club, and Student Council all four years, played clarinet in the Marching Band as well as for the Tennessee Youth Symphony, and competed on the Tennis Team. Among the awards she has received are: Selected to TN Governor’s School of Emerging Technologies, and is a member of the National Honors Society, Andrea Huang, daughter of Kevin Huang and Annie Guo, will also receive $2.500 a year for her four years of college. She is a recent graduate of Ravenwood High School and will attend Columbia University in the Fall. During high school, she was captain of the Debate Team, active in Model UN, a member of National Honors Society, and plays 1st and 2nd violin for the Curb Youth Symphony at Vanderbilt University. Among her awards are the TN Governor’s School for Science and Engineering, National AP Scholar, and a National Merit Finalist.
In addition, the Brentwood Rotary Club awarded $1,000 Scholarships to students serving as Interact Club Presidents. Those scholarships went to Kaavya Thanigaivelan of Brentwood High School, and Rasti Doski of Overton High School. Interact is a service organization for high school students who desire to volunteer their time to aid school and community, and sponsored by Rotary.
“Each spring, our club offers a pancake breakfast to serve the Brentwood community,” explained Rotary Club of Brentwood President Michael King. “Every dollar we raise is poured back into the community. Our first donation is to fund scholarships at high schools where we sponsor Interact Clubs. We are proud to be able to support these outstanding high school students.”
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