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Education Scholarships for Graduating Seniors in NC

Updated: Oct 6, 2022

The Rotary E-Club of Global Trekkers is well known throughout the world for the variety and quality of its service projects, consistently recognised by Rotary International and in the District Governor Awards. Each member brings their own personal service project forward which gives everyone a chance to contribute to that project from across the globe. It's a unique way to do service for humanity and it works!

Among its signature E-Club Service Projects, are education Scholarships valued at $500 and awarded to "The Most Improved Graduating Seniors" across three NC High Schools.

On May 19, 2022, Global Trekker Past President and current Treasurer, Raymond Pifer, and Youth Services Coordinator Ann Jones, presented a scholarship award to Anastazia Tynio graduating from North Stokes High School and who plans to attend NC State.

On May 20th, Devin Spargo was awarded the scholarship at South Stokes High School. Spargo will attend Vet Tech School through Penn Foster Career School.

For the very first time, Rotary Global Trekker Partnership Chair, Andrea Alemanni, initiated a scholarship award of $500 for a Graduating Senior from the Heritage High School in Newport News, VA. The award was presented to Kayshawn King at their Senior Award Night on May 25. Kayshawn will attend Thomas Nelson Community College.

In other news...

Our District 7690’s Four Way Test speech contest was held on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at Guilford Technical Community College. Sixteen contestants presented speeches aimed at their fellow students using Rotary’s Four Way test as a guideline for a lifetime of ethical behavior.

Four Way Student Speech Contestants

Global Trekkers Honor 4-Way Test Speech Contest Participant, Raygan Hawkins (pic below with Rotarians Ann and Ray), a junior at North Stokes High School who was among 20 high school students (above) who competed in the annual Rotary District 7690 4-Way Test Speech Contest.

The 4-Way Test serves as the guiding principle for development of business

and personal relationships shared by Rotarians worldwide. “In everything we

think, say and do we ask ourselves, “Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned?

Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all


For the honor and appreciation of Raygan’s participation, representing the

club and district the Global Trekkers Ray and Ann presented her with $100 and a bouquet of cut flowers.


Global Trekkers empower student identity and inclusion

Global Trekker Ann (pic below) also presented specially made T-Shirts to Graduating 8th Graders at Piney Grove Middle School.

When the graduating 8th Graders from Piney Grove Middle School departed the school for their final time on June 1st they were ready to represent to their respective future school. Whether the students are becoming a North Stokes Viking or Stokes Early College Flacon they can proudly wear their new school colors. The Rotary E-Club of Global Trekkers presented approximately 70 graduating students with a shirt printed especially for them.

It truly is an honor to serve our local communities.

As Rotarians, we are dedicated to solving real world problems. That takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.


About Global Trekkers

Long before the pandemic made Zoom the necessary meeting place, the Rotary E-Club of Global Trekkers began meeting online when the club formed about six (6) years ago. The initial purpose of the E-Club was to continue the work of the former Walnut Cove Rotary Club headquartered in North Carolina. Membership was declining at the time and so it was decided to merge the Walnut Cove Club with a new global E-Club, hence the Rotary E-Club of Global Trekkers was formed. The Global Trekkers now have members from six (6) countries around the world, all bringing together their unique talents to undertake Rotary service.

Committed and passionate to “Service Above Self” the Global Trekkers work tirelessly to give back to the communities of Stokes County, District projects and International service to humanity.

Meeting times via Zoom at 7pm EST on Wednesday* evening on New York City time (GMT – 4).


*In the New Rotary Year (July) the Global Trekkers will change the meeting time to Monday evenings.

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