When you read stories of the teens who were awarded $28,000 in Belfast Rotary Club scholarships recently, you can’t help but be impressed with their accomplishments.

Among their achievements are: top class rankings, student-athlete awards, class officers, honor bands and choruses, National Honor Society, writing awards, Student Senate leaders, completion of college courses while still in high school, acting awards, organizing the school prom, serving as reporters and photographers for the school newspaper and yearbook, and receiving National Merit Scholarship awards.

And their achievements aren’t limited to school activities, they also shovel snow for the disabled, organize public service projects, serve in a soup kitchen and in food pantries, Scouting, fundraising to help the needy weatherize their homes, help fill holiday baskets, work at the Game Loft, and help with the youth at the YMCA.

Each year the club hands out approximately $70,000 in scholarships to these deserving individuals.