Maggie Schwab is the recipient of this year’s $1,000 college scholarship from Pearl Rotarians. Maggie was the February student of the month from LHS. When she addressed Rotarians this spring, she urged club members to be active blood donors. “I would like to see larger participation by all able adults in donating life-saving blood,” she urged.
Maggie will enroll this fall in the school of nursing at the University of Portland. Her career aspirations are in labor and delivery and critical care nursing. “My biggest role models are doctors and nurses who strive every day to save the lives of so many, especially the staff of the critical care unit that saved my life,” she wrote when honored earlier by PRRC. (She survived a life-threatening illness during her senior year.)
At Lincoln, she was senior class president and volunteered for blood drives; she was also active in her church and as a hospital volunteer at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital.
Grace Uwagbae, a 2007 political science graduate of Lewis and Clark College, has been selected by Pearl Rotary to be its representative at the annual RYLA event (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards). RYLA, which recognizes young leaders and provides them ways to expand their perceptions and ideals, will be held July 9-15 at the Menucha Retreat Center.
After interning for Oregon Congressman Greg Walden (fall 2006) and graduating from Lewis and Clark, Grace has worked in the Portland mayoral offices, first for Tom Potter and then Sam Adams. For the past ten months, she has been a public advocate, concentrating on constituent inquiries, internal information, and representing Adams at community events and public meetings.
She was introduced to the club in May by President-Elect Lou Radja