Recognition ceremonies for Kaley Norsworthy and Nathan Boulier kicked off the Rotary Spirit Student Award (RSSA) program’s fourth-year partnership with Fort Fairfield High School as Kaley and Nathan were selected as the September/October 2014 RSSA recipients. Kaley, a freshman, and Nathan, a sophomore, were nominated by faculty members Sharon Daigle-Gerrish and Darlene Ouellettee, respectively.

The RSSA program seeks to recognize students who are performing well not only academically but also demonstrate characteristics in citizenship and community involvement that reflect Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self”. Students are chosen each school-year quarter and in addition to recognition certificates at a Rotary club weekly meeting, they receive free iTune cards and their photos are displayed in the school lobby during the upcoming school quarter.

At the end of the school year the eight quarterly RSSA recipients are evaluated and a Rotary Spirit Student of the Year (SOY) is selected. The SOY is recognized at both a Rotary club breakfast meeting and during the Fort Fairfield High School Honors Night program. At the Honors Night program the SOY also receives a $500 cash award. Their photo is then posted in the school lobby on a perpetual plaque for the following school year.

Kaley with family/friends and RSSA Chair Tracy Copeland

Nathan with family/friends and Rotarians Tracy and Kerri Watson-Blaisdell

Tracy explains the Rotary Spirit Student Award program and.....

......award recipients, Kaley and Nathan with family and friends, and Rotarians listen