The Rotary Club of Guelph is pleased to announce the secondary school winners of annual awards recognizing exceptional youth. These awards include the:
  • Gary Tatum Rotary Achievement Award
  • Don Bower Rotary Award for Career Development
  • Turtle Island Festival Award
The Gary Tatum Rotary Achievement Award
This award is in honour of former Rotarian Gary Tatum who was an active Rotarian in serving his club and his community. This year’s winners are:
  • Hannah Alexander – College Heights S.S.
  • Samuel Beamish – St. James High School
  • Gatlang Puot Riek Deng – JF Ross CVI
  • Alisha Hutchings – Centennial CVI
  • Jacob McBride – St. John Bosco S. S.
  • Cristy Nguyen – Lourdes S. S. 
  • Oluwamisimi Oluwole – Bishop Mac S. S.
  • Jessica Snowball – Guelph Collegiate
The Don Bower Rotary Career Development Award
This award is in honour of former Rotarian and Past President, Don Bower, who had a special interest in supporting the students of College Heights, acknowledging their talents and promoting their success. This year's award winner is:
  • Darrah George at College Heights Secondary School
The Turtle Island Festival Award
Each year, the organizing committee of the Turtle Island Heritage Festival of Guelph-Wellington selects a student of Indigenous ancestry to receive Rotary’s annual Indigenous Youth Award for demonstrating leadership qualities in the community and in the promotion of Indigenous culture. This year's award winner is:
  • Avaline Booth - Grade 10 student at Centre Wellington District High School
Rotary congratulates and encourages these students in their continued success and community service.