On Thursday, April 23, the Midlothian Rotary Club partnered with the Chesterfield County School Board for our 15th consecutive year in honoring outstanding 2 students in each school for exhibiting respect, responsibility, honesty and accountability. These core values reflect the values of Rotarians who strive to live their lives by the four-way test:
Of the things we think, say and do:
 Is it the truth?
 Is it fair to all concerned?
 Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
 Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Rotary is the world’s largest civic organization with more than 1.2 million members and 34,000 clubs worldwide. Rotarians are leaders in their community sharing concern for the common good on a local and global scale.
The 2014-‘15 Rotary International theme is inspired by Confucious: “Light Up Rotary.” “The Rotary way is the Confucius way. The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one. Together, we light up the world,” explained Gary Huang, President of Rotary International (RI).
In 2014, the Midlothian Rotary Club supported the 28-year effort to eradicate Polio, partnered with other Clubs to purchase medical equipment for a state-of-the-art hospital in Honduras, provided sporting goods to support the worthwhile mission of the Boys’ Home, engaged with Crenshaw Elementary to support a hands-on summer literacy program, and will provide financial support to seven local non-profits that support specific needs in our community.
Rotarians are lighting up their own communities similarly around the world to improve the human condition. Students being honored tonight embody what Rotary is all about – that is why the Midlothian Rotary Club considers this banquet to be such a special event. Core values provide the foundation for success in life, and each Student of the Year has the potential to be a leader and serve as a role model for others.
The Richmond Times Dispatch provided coverage here: http://www.richmond.com/news/local/chesterfield/article_458589b3-8da1-53e7-aa3c-4f3d0c750670.html
Bellwood Elementary — Luis Balcarcel and Landon Golden
Bensley Elementary — Darius Richards and Katherine Carranza
Beulah Elementary — Daniel dePaz Escobar and Maleah Stevens
Bon Air Elementary — Farrah Abrams and Wesley DeJarnette
Chalkley Elementary — Geovani Ramirez Reyes and Katherine Del Cid
Marguerite Christian Elementary — Dreveon Fisher and Lydia Weeks
Clover Hill Elementary — Madelynn Eads and Damon Kincheloe
Crenshaw Elementary — Aleigh Puckett and Gabriela De La Rosa
Crestwood Elementary — Madalyn Cross and Jenifer Zhandira
Curtis Elementary — Israel Browne and Grace Staneart
Davis Elementary — Hugo Morales and Isaiah Lucero
Ecoff Elementary — Jacob Haywood and Madison Mozingo
Enon Elementary — Katherine Watson and Vinata Kondragunta
Ettrick Elementary — Christian Smith and Madison Keppler
Evergreen Elementary — Emma Carter and Kaitlin Brown
Falling Creek Elementary — Nicholas Johnson and Niki Patel
Gates Elementary — Joselyn Schenk and Ainsley Laine
Gordon Elementary — Gavin Caterino and Sarah Jane Greger
Grange Hall Elementary — Jessie Roberts and Ashley Griles
Greenfield Elementary — Jonah Brooks and Blake Ta
Harrowgate Elementary — Mariana Martinez Valadez and Jayden Lewis
Hening Elementary — Samant Parker and Edward Rodriguez
Hopkins Road Elementary — Lakeyce Farris and Sophia Fuentes
Jacobs Road Elementary — Rylee Andes and Hassan Mohammad
Matoaca Elementary — Isabella Simerville and Maya Taylor
Providence Elementary — Lillian Harris and William France
Reams Road Elementary — Trinity Jones and Camille Crook
Robious Elementary — Anna Jane Reed and Virginia Warren
Salem Church Elementary — Christopher Carter Jr. and Eisley Goldman
Elizabeth Scott Elementary — Olivia Acome and Benjamin Keeys
Alberta Smith Elementary — Timothy Dobyns and Faith Parker
Spring Run Elementary — Jahan Hassan and Jaden Cumpston
Swift Creek Elementary — Jane Lively and Tanner Fleck
Watkins Elementary — Cassie Grizzard and Caden Raymond
Bettie Weaver Elementary — Lauren Schmidt and Lillian Davis
Wells Elementary — Samantha Schappert and Farris Moore II
Winterpock Elementary — Charlotte Barnette and Melanie Lloyd
Woolridge Elementary — Hailey Garrison and Taylor Rolfe
Bailey Bridge Middle — Yelena Fleming and Karli Woodcock
Carver Middle — Rachel Dishman and Kristyn Watkins
Elizabeth Davis Middle — Malvika Choudhari and Hunter Zoller
Falling Creek Middle — Tae’Sean Burt and Tiara Alston
Manchester Middle — Erick Sandoval and Taylor Lamb
Matoaca Middle — Nia Covington and Chance Blackham
Midlothian Middle — Jack Carris and Russell Graviet Jr.
Providence Middle — Allison Zermeno and Peyton Hamlett
Robious Middle — Joshua Raugh and Katherine Morris
Salem Church Middle — Shayla Harris and Paola Henriquez
Swift Creek Middle — William Rice and Brian Wieder
Tomahawk Creek Middle — Mackenzie Burleson and Dylan Kurtze
Bird High — Rayshard Ashby and Kenneth Williams III
Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse — Amber Harper and Erwin Karincic
Career and Technical Center @ Hull — Bryan Sanchez and ShaQasha McClinton
Chesterfield Community High — Lester Reed Jr. and Vanessa Cartagena Clemente
Clover Hill High — Amelia Fern Nell and Krystyna Cios
Cosby High — Skyler Zunk and Jared Burns
Thomas Dale High — Jerry Chan and Abigail Sloan
James River High — Benjamin Caracciolo and India Hawkins
Manchester High — Elizabeth Hutton and Vivian Tran
Matoaca High — Sarah Patton and Joseph Cheatham
Meadowbrook High — Majd Aboul Hosn and Hien Vo
Midlothian High — Stuart Powell and Akash Raje
Monacan High — Kristen Walker and Megan Walker