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St. Charles North grad earns Rotary scholarship

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  • John Kunzer, left, St. Charles Rotary Club Foundation treasurer, and Scott Piner, club president, award St. Charles North graduate Bruce Wittmann, and his mother, Kate, with a $2,500 Scholarship.

      John Kunzer, left, St. Charles Rotary Club Foundation treasurer, and Scott Piner, club president, award St. Charles North graduate Bruce Wittmann, and his mother, Kate, with a $2,500 Scholarship.
    Courtesy of St. Charles Rotary Club

 

Submitted by St. Charles Noon Rotary Club

The St. Charles Rotary Club Foundation recently awarded Bruce Wittmann, a 2011 graduate of St. Charles North High School, with a $2,500 scholarship to assist with his expenses at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He is majoring in biochemistry with the hope one day to become a medical doctor.

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The St. Charles Noon Rotary Club is proud to be able to help support the educational goals of Bruce and others through their successful fundraising efforts.

At St. Charles North High School, Bruce attained a 5.8 grade-point average, ranking first in his graduating class. He also found time to be active in swimming and water polo, Spanish National Honors Society, Math Team, and Peer Leadership among many other activities. And he continues to be active in volunteering while at Washington University.

The St. Charles Noon Rotary Club, with 51 members, are people of action for their community and the greater world needs. For example, this club has assisted in the building of a library and school in a rural area of Guatemala; has sent emergency aid to Haiti; has financially supported local nonprofits; has contributed funds to Rotary International's goal of worldwide eradication of polio. In addition, the club has provided more than $50,000 in local scholarships over the past 6 years. Rotary members are business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

The St. Charles Noon Rotary Club meets at 12:10 p.m. Thursdays at The Office Dining and Spirits, 201 E. Main St., second floor in St. Charles. For information about the St. Charles Noon Club, contact Dustin Hawkins at (630) 584-2255. For information, visit www.rotarystc.org.

To contact the Breakfast Rotary Club, contact John Knewitz at (331) 228-4911 or visit www.stcbreakfastrotary.org.

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