This past month many students at both Boerne High School and Champion High School received scholarships for their future studies.
     The Rotary Club of Boerne (Noon) was proud to be a part of the ceremonies as they awarded four scholarships to deserving students. Leigh Owen, President of the Rotary Club of Boerne, congratulated the students on their efforts and future goals. She reminded the assembly that Rotary Clubs seek to provide service to others as they promote integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. The Rotary Club motto is “Service Above Self” and scholarship applicants reflected this in addition to their academic achievement and future pursuits.
    Gaylan Schroeder was one of the founding members of the Rotary Club of Boerne over 49 years ago. He made his mark as a businessman, community leader and spiritual force in Boerne before becoming Kendall County judge in 2007. This scholarship goes to a student interested advancing himself in the trades while also supporting the community. Ryan Lira, of Champion HS, received the Gaylan Schroeder Scholarship. He will be attending McMurry University to study business with aspirations to open his own welding shop in the future. Margaret Jane Kacyvenski, of Boerne HS, also received the Gaylan Schroeder Scholarship and will be attending Baylor University to study business business management and hopes to start a nonprofit.
    The Mike Coyle Memorial Scholarship is given to a student pursuing a degree in engineering and honors the legacy of long time Rotarian, Mike Coyle and his wife Beth who started Coyle Engineering. Kaden Kolachny, of Champion HS, received this Scholarship and will be attending Texas A&M to study civil engineering. Boerne HS student Dustin Harris also received this scholarship and will be attending UT Arlington to study mechanical engineering. Congratulations to these very deserving students who put the time and effort in throughout their educational journey.