On Saturday, May 17, 2014, Rotary District 5300 held its annual George Hensel Ethics Speech and 4-Way Test Essay Contests in Palms Springs, CA. Two local Monrovia high school students won awards in each contest.
Sarah Noor (an 11th grader at MHS) took home the grand prize of first place in the The George Hensel Ethics Essay Contest and won $3000.00.
Madeline Currey (also an 11th grader at MHS) was runner up in the 4-Way Speech Contest and received $1100.00.
Both students competed with students from almost 60 other Rotary Clubs across Southern California and Southern Nevada.
In addition to sponsoring these two contests, Monrovia Rotary sends 8th and 11th graders to leadership camp each year. It has also awarded a total of $10,000.00 to seniors from Monrovia High School, Canyon Oaks and Mountain Park.
Monrovia Rotary Club recognizes the importance of helping students become leaders in the community.