North Rotary Scholarships
Congratulations to four North High School graduating seniors who received scholarships from Bakersfield's North Rotary Foundation. Christopher Emmett and MacKenzie West received North Rotary's annual $4,000 scholarships payable $1,000 a year over four years; Amanda Mendenhall and Conner Ficke received $500 scholarships.
Joe Belli, owner of Payday Cash Inc. and chairman of the scholarship committee, says these scholarships are given to deserving students who are in good standing with the Interact Club. Sponsored by Rotary, this club provides community service acts such as organizing food drives and helping distribute Thanksgiving baskets.
With these scholarships "we hope they continue their education and become good citizens that live by the ideals of rotary," Belli says.