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June 29, 2017

Columbia Center Rotary receives community leadership award

Service organization Columbia Center Rotary recently received the 2017 Southeast Washington Association of School Administrators (SEWASA) Community Leadership Award on behalf of the Kennewick School District.

The award is in recognition of the club’s numerous contributions to the community over the past 30 years, including hundreds of volunteer hours and tens of thousands of dollars provided annually to the district and its students.

“This work is all done in the spirit of Rotary’s commitment to service,” says Superintendent Dave Bond. “It is clear Columbia Center Rotary’s members do everything they can to fulfill their mission and our schools are grateful beneficiaries of their efforts.”

The club provided thousands of dollars for student leadership programs at Park and Chinook middle schools and $20,000 in annual scholarships for graduating seniors at Southridge and Phoenix high schools and Tri-Tech Skills Center this school year. Its membership also provided $3,000 and donations of coats to help students at Park Middle School keep warm this past winter.