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Letter: Nominate deserving youth

Every day students in our county have opportunities to serve others.  Sometimes the task is huge, sometimes the task is small, and sometimes the task needs the help of an entire group.

School personnel, family and friends of students kindergarten to high school can nominate individuals and groups for service above self now.

The Rowan Rotary Club, Rowan United Way and Cheerwine sponsor our local Rowan Service Above Self Annual Recognition Program.  This year the program will be held on Dec. 7 at Catawba College in Keppel Auditorium.

I nominated many students during my career as an educator in the Rowan Salisbury School System. I now serve on the Rowan Service Above Self Committee.  So, speaking from my experience, follow my lead and nominate Don’t wait.

Nominations are accepted for students that volunteer in our community, schools and churches.

Service   projects in clubs,  local youth groups and scouting units with helping others as their goal make great nominees.  These nominees make a habit of serving others.

The time frame of the service to others for this year’s nominees is Aug. 1, 2016 to Oct. 31 — extended  to include hurricane relief projects.

Recognizing students for their volunteerism is a positive move. On Dec. 7, there will be lots of applause and smiles for our future leaders and volunteers.  Thanks to our local Rowan Rotarians, Rowan County United Way and Cheerwine for continuing your dream of recognizing our youth since 1995.

Now it is your turn to find K-12 students to nominate for their tireless volunteerism and Service Above Self.

Our committee is waiting for your nominations. The last day to nominate is Nov. 8.

To nominate go to rowanserviceaboveself.com.

Call the Rowan United Way Office at 704 633 1802 if you have questions.

— Gloria Ann Wilhelm

Faith

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