Congratulations to Ms. Jacqueline Buck for being named Rotarian of the Year 2017-2018 at the July 18th meeting of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray Irmo. Ms. Buck is a long time member of the club, she is a Past President and has served in many different roles in the club. Jacq embodies the Rotary motto, “Service above Self” she is always looking for ways to serve her community. Ms. Buck is the Executive Director of Keep the Midlands Beautiful and has helped our club continue to excel in the Adopt-A-Highway program, encouraged the club to take on an Adopt-A-Island project and this year she helped the rotary club get a grant to plant 150 trees in a local park. Ms. Buck started the Rotary recognition of the student of the month program many years ago and she continues to guide the program each year. Ms. Jacqueline Buck is an excellent example of a Rotarian.
Every year the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo honors a student from school district Lexington/Richland 5 with a scholarship for college, this scholarship is awarded in honor of Dr. Stephen Hefner who is District Five’s SuperIntendendent but also a long-standing Rotarian. Dr. Hefner is asked to choose the awardee and this year’s honoree is Zachary Korchert. Zachary was awarded his scholarship last Wednesday morning at the Rotary Club’s breakfast meeting. Zachary is a student at Irmo High School and the Center for Advanced Technical Studies where he is a part of the Clean Energy Technology program. Zachary was the state science fair winner and will be going to Pittsburgh to compete in the International Science Fair. Zachary plans to attend Presbyterian College.
Our speaker Wednesday morning will Liesha Huffstetler. Ms. Huffstetler will be speaking to us about the history of the Dutch Fork/Irmo area. Please join us and learn about the history of our area.
Our speaker Wednesday, April 18th was Mr. Mark Bounds. He is the Head of School at East Point Academy, a public charter school here in the Midlands. The school was founded in 2011. The school’s motto is merging cultures, inspiring minds, and expanding horizons. The students at East Point learn through immersion. Immersion is an instructional approach to foreign language education in which content classes are taught in the target language. The target language at East Point is Mandarin. Mr. Bounds was very informative. We all enjoyed learning about this school and the great things they have going on.
Our speaker for Wednesday morning will be Mr. Mark Bounds. Mr. Bounds is the Head of School at East Point Academy. East Point Academy’s mission is to produce academically and personally successful students who are proficient in both Mandarin Chinese and English and to promote cultural exchange and understanding. Come hear what Mr. Bounds has to speak to us about.