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Shepherdstown student wins Rotary award

Shepherdstown student wins Rotary award

Shepherdstown Middle School student Dakota Fowler is one of four grand prize winners of a regional Rotary Peace Cards Art Contest.
The contest was sponsored last fall by the 44 Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 7350, which covers central Pennsylvania, western Maryland, and eastern West Virginia.
Students in middle schools throughout this region were invited to create art works that celebrated the theme of world peace.
Fowler was the only local grand prize winner; the other three were from the Pennsylvania towns of Altoona, Galeton, and Emporium.
Local runners up included Logan Hoekstra and Carlos Cruz of Shepherdstown Middle School.
Each of the grand prize students has received a $150 award, and their works have been made into note cards that are being sold by local Rotary clubs.
Fowler was presented with his award at the February 8 breakfast meeting of the Shepherdstown Rotary Club.
Attending the meeting with him were his mother, Denise Fowler; Shepherdstown Middle School art teacher John Bonner; Shepherdstown Middle School Assistant Principal Rebecca Horn; and Deborah Hinkle, Jefferson County Middle Schools Coordinator.
Shown in the accompanying photo are, from left to right, Shepherdstown Rotary Club member Tom Trumble, Fowler, and Rotary District Governor Bill Wylie.
The proceeds from the sales of the note cards will be used to provide a scholarship to one of the Rotary organization's Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution.
Rotary supports six such centers worldwide, including one at Duke University. Students who attend can earn either a master's degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.
The note cards are available from the Shepherdstown Rotary Club for $10 a box. To place an order, contact Tom Trumble at 304-876-2161 or

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