Rotary presents its ‘Service Above Self’ Awards

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Special to Dorchester Banner/Hubert Wright
On May 13 Cambridge Rotary Club presented its “Service Above Self” awards to North Dorchester and Cambridge-South Dorchester students. Pictured from left are North Dorchester Principal J. Lynn Sorrells with North Dorchester students Evan Patrick Stiles and Taylor Marie Bradley; Cambridge-South Dorchester students Michele Patrice Howard and Zachary Charles Phillips and C-SD Principal W. David Bromwell.

CAMBRIDGE — Continuing a tradition started on May 13, 1971, the members of the Cambridge Rotary Club awarded “Service Above Self” awards to North Dorchester High School seniors, Taylor Marie Bradley and Evan Patrick Stiles, and to Cambridge-South Dorchester High School seniors, Michele Patrice Howard and Zachary Charles Phillips.
Counting this year’s recipients, in 46 years the Cambridge Rotary Club has recognized 196 students for their service to their school communities, their home towns, and Dorchester County.

The principle on which Rotary was founded, and on which it has always functioned, is that of unselfish service to the community and to others. Rotary’s annual “Service Above Self” awards are intended to recognize and call public attention to the unselfish efforts and accomplishments of four senior high school students who have devoted their abilities and energies to improving their respective schools and their home communities.

It is important to note that the students receiving the “Service Above Self” award were selected by the faculty and the administrators of their respective schools, not a committee comprised of Rotarians. Because there are so many outstanding students in the two county high schools, Rotary club members recognize that each year’s final selection by the school authorities is difficult and challenging.  The Rotary Club is deeply grateful for the cooperation shown by W. David Bromwell Jr., principal of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, J. Lynn Sorrells, Principal of North Dorchester High School, and the faculty members of each Dorchester County high school.

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