Rotary Club seeks nominations for leadership scholarships


By Roberta Tolan
Special to The SUN

The Pagosa Springs Noon Rotary Club is seeking nominations for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) scholarships.

RYLA is a program that provides professional leadership training for high school sophomores and juniors. The four-day leadership retreat will be held June 12-15 in Glenwood Springs.

The RYLA retreat weekend provides a series of professionally developed presentations and activities that take participants through a process of assessing their personal leadership characteristics and understanding the ethics of leadership and setting personal goals.

Community members may nominate students whom they feel are showing early signs of leadership or leadership potential in the community. Information and nomination forms can be found on the website,, or by contacting the local Rotary Club before March 31. Students will be interviewed by the club and scholarship recipients selected in April.

The local scholarships are sponsored by the Pagosa Noon Rotary Club. Scholarships cover the cost of the training weekend for scholarship recipients. For more information, contact Codie Wilson, Noon Rotary RYLA co-chair, at 903-7192, or Roberta Tolan at 731-0419.