We were so fortunate to meet with one of the students that we sponsored to attend this years RYLA -Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp.  Her name is Jamie Calhousa a student at Palmdale High School. She shared with us her experiences at the weekend event that took place at Thousand Pines Camp in Crestline, CA.on April 17th -19th.  The excitement she gained from her experience at RYLA was infectious. All of our members were impressed with her maturity and goodness and we can tell that she is growing up to be a very special person.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive, two-and-a-half-day leadership training program for high school juniors in District 5300 chosen for their leadership potential. In addition to the development of leadership skills, RYLA is meant to develop understanding of Rotary among youth participants and reinforce and provide recognition for their efforts, accomplishments, skills and potential as leaders. Rotarians serve as facilitators to the students’ learning and discovery, as well as role models of Rotary ideals of the Four Way Test and Service Above Self.
We look forward to hearing from Jamie again and hope that her desire for "service above self" continues to grow.