Graduates receive laptops from Rotary

By Staff, 05/18/21 2:05 PM

PRESCOTT – Ten seniors who recently graduated from Prescott High School were presented with laptop computers to help get them started on their college careers.

This was done at the regular meeting of the Prescott Rotary Club Thursday afternoon. Nine of the 10 showed up, but the other was working and unable to attend. The club threw a pizza party for the graduates, with pepperoni, meat lovers, pineapple and Canadian bacon and veggie lovers pizza for lunch.

The seniors were: Katherine Jordan, Essence Thomas, Jada Sharp, Heavenly Zachery, Jacob Sheets, India Rooney, Luis Rabadan, Jayce Ingram, Kendall Laughard, Holly Cummings and Devon Rash.

Joe Carr, from the Magnolia club, was on hand to talk about the Rotary Foundation. He reminded the members one of Rotary’s goals is to end polio in the world and now only two countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan, have any cases at all, but, he added, it’s on the rise. The foundation wants to raise $35 million this year, which will be matched 2:1 by the Gates Foundation and provide more than $100 million in the fight against the disease. However, because of COVID-19, he said, the foundation is behind in its fundraising. To help stimulate the flow of money, the district is matching all donations of club members toward becoming a Paul Harris Fellow.

The students introduced themselves, told where they were going to college and what they planned to study.