Danielle Hutchins, a senior at West Stokes High School, is the third-quarter recipient of the King Rotary Club’s “Good Citizen of the Quarter” award. She and her father Tony Hutchins and West Stokes High School counselor Laney Wright attended a weekly meeting of the Rotary Club on February 25, 2016, during which she was recognized and presented the award.
The Scholarship Committee of West Stokes High School selected Hutchins to receive the award for the third-quarter of the school year because of her academic achievements, outstanding character, and service to the school and community. While maintaining an above average academic average throughout high school, she has been involved in a number of student organizations and co-curricular activities including the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Students, cheerleading, and track and field. Her volunteer activities include Special Olympics, Second Harvest Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, YMCA Camp Hanes, Forsyth County Animal Shelter, Stokes County Animal Shelter, and the Ronald McDonald House.
Receiving this award is a honor and a scholarship opportunity, as well. Near the end of the academic year, Hutchins and the other three recipients of the award will apply for the King Rotary Club Scholarship and be interviewed by club members. One student will receive a $1,000 scholarship, renewable for three years, and each of the other three will receive a one-time award of $350.
The Rotary Club of King, a chapter of Rotary International, is committed to the principle of, “Service above Self” and demonstrates that commitment through its scholarship program and other community betterment projects. Projects are funded by member donations and community support of the club’s annual fundraiser held each September. The club meets each Thursday at 7:00 a.m. at P.B. Clark’s Family Restaurant in King. Guests are welcome to attend meetings without a formal invitation or prior notice.