Apr 22, 2019
Students Share Their Stories
Achievement Beyond Obstacles

Achievement Beyond Obstacles is a joint youth program with several Area 8 Rotary Clubs.  High School counselors select seniors who have faced enormous challenges in their life, yet find a path to graduation.  These students spend a leadership weekend with facilitators Dean and Rochelle Whellams obtaining financial aid education and help figuring out what their next step in life is. 

Rotary scholarships to college or vocational school for selected students range from $500 to $2,500.  This ABO luncheon is one of two Rotary luncheons honoring students from Washoe County schools from all different socio-economic backgrounds who have achieved success despite the obstacles in their way.  

Every nominated student is invited to attend and bring a guest and we will hear a 3 minute speech from some of them about where they have been and where they are going.  You won't want to miss hearing from these students and the impact Rotary is having in their lives.