Two Local Students Receive Brentwood Rotary Club Scholarships

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Two 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 and John Overton High School. The scholarships are offered in conjunction with a grant from Rotary District 6760.

Rotary Club of BrentwoodHannah Armistead, daughter of Wade and Laura Armistead, will receive $10,000 for her four years of college. She is a recent graduate of Brentwood High School and will attend Yale University in the Fall. During High School, she was President of the National English Honor Society, a member of Student Council, active with Best Buddies and Captain of the Varsity Lacrosse Team. Among her awards are: Gold on the National Spanish Exam, a Silver Key for the Scholastic Art Competition and the National Honor Society.

Megan Dernberger, daughter of Julie Dernberger, will also receive $10,000 for her four years of college. She is a recent graduate of John Overton High School and will attend Vanderbilt University in the Fall. During high school, she was the Head Drum Major of the Marching Band, Captain of the Science Olympiad team and studied at The School for Sciences and Math at Vanderbilt. Among the awards she has received are: an AICE Cambridge Diploma with Distinction, the Rodney W. Webb Leadership Award and a Bronze Medal on the National Spanish Exam.

“Each spring, our club offers a pancake breakfast to serve the Brentwood community,” explained Rotary Club of Brentwood President Steve Grissim. “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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