The Westminster Rotary Club celebrated the recipients of its 2013 scholarships and awards for Westminster High School graduates June 19 at Johanssons Dining House.
Seven scholarships and awards were given, with five awardees being able to come and speak about their accomplishments and aspirations for the future.
The awards included the Career and Technology Award, created 10 years ago by the Barry Boston family. The recipient, Shelly Ryan, plans to attend University of Maryland Baltimore County this fall and pursue multiple majors, including writing and production.
The Herbert J. Sell Music Scholarship, given to the outstanding graduating music student, was awarded to Zachary Teal, who plans to attend Stevenson University in the fall. He will pursue film and theater production.
The Sherman Flanagan Jr. Memorial Scholarships, created in 1968 in memory of Lt. Col. Flanagan, who was shot down during the war in Vietnam, were awarded to Megan Alexandra Humphries, Andrew Tyler Shipton and Elizabeth Virostek. Megan and Andrew were present. Megan plans to attend Towson University and focus on forensic chemistry, with the ultimate goal of attending medical school and becoming a pathologist. Andrew plans to attend Towson University and pursue biology and environmental science, with the goal of going into conservation.
The Rotary Awards, started in 1925, recognize the outstanding male and female graduates of Westminster High School as selected by faculty for their exemplification of Rotary ideals through their participation in school activities, loyalty to the school and outstanding scholarship, character and conduct. The recipients this year were Emily Luella Bowersox and Gregory Clair Fultz. Although Emily was not available, Gregory was able to attend and talk about his plans to attend Brigham Young University next year to study business and accounting.