RYLA Students – Future Leaders

Three area sophomore students recently participated in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program.  During this full three-day event held at Worcester State University, students participate in an intense and fun training program for youth leaders in the community.  They learn the need for team participation, test their thinking outside the box and improve their public speaking skills.  One of the activities allowed the students to plan and put together meals for the “Stop Hunger Now” program.  The students excelled by packaging 10,000 meals in 30 minutes!  The RYLA program ended late Sunday afternoon where the students gave a presentation to their parents.  Rotary District 7910 had 48 clubs that sponsored 175 students.  Sturbridge Rotary sponsored two of the students who attended this program.  Shown left to right are Justin Rothweiler from Tantasqua Regional, Jason DeForge from Tantasqua Regional, and Ryan Silk from Shepherd Hill Regional in Charlton.  All three students have been invited to share their experiences at an upcoming Sturbridge Rotary Club meeting.

RYLA 6-2014 (2)