Rotary Club awards scholarships to local graduates

The Rotary Club of Bedford awarded three scholarships this year to graduating seniors.

The Rotary Service Award Scholarship of $2,500 was given to Elias Ashooh of Bedford High School who will be attending Providence College.

Caleb Alexander of Bedford High School was awarded a music scholarship of $1,000 and will be attending University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music.

Michael Trough of Manchester West High School was awarded a music scholarship of $1,000 and will be attending Plymouth State University.

In addition, the Rotary do­nated to the following organi­zations this year: Challenger Sports, Bedford Public Library Summer Reading Program, NH Food Bank, Camp Allen – dona­tion for repairs and the Camp­ership Fund, Bedford Educa­tional Foundation Grant to fund a teacher for AP Government Course training, Friends of Bed­ford Cemeteries, The Derryfield School Breakthrough Manches­ter Program, Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc., Knights of Columbus for the Veterans Home in Tilton, Bed­ford High School Leadership class projects including Parker Varney School, Food for Chil­dren and Liberty House, Nashua Rotary Club Mexico Pediatric Neurology Project, St. Anselm College Bedford Rotary Scholar­ship Fund and the Rotary Inter­national Foundation.

This year, the Rotary is proud to be a sponsor of a new Interact Club at Bedford High School. The orga­nization also raises money for the Salvation Army by ringing the bell during the holidays.

The Rotary Club of Bedford meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Manchester Country Club. Visit their web­site for details:\bedford. The Rotary’s motto is "Service Above Self."