Reprinted from Ridgefield’s HamletHub, June 5, 2015
HamletHub’s very own senior intern, Leslie Huinker, was awarded the Ridgefield Rotary Scholarship, a $10,000 award at last night’s RHS Senior Awards Ceremony.
The Ridgefield Rotary Club is a service foundation that helps the community as well as international social projects. Every year, the club chooses one RHS senior who has demonstrated their dedication to service initiatives around the community and the school as well as in their personal life.
Following the Rotary Club’s motto of “Service Above Self” throughout high school, Leslie Huinker is this year’s honorary recipient. Leslie is a member of National Honor Society, participating in various blood drives and hair drives during the school year. She participated in DECA, Best Buddies, Key Club, Youth to Youth, Saferides, and Relay for Life. Leslie is also very involved in her church, Immanuel Lutheran, volunteering for vacation bible school as well as in her dance studio, the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, directing and choreographing fundraisers. Leslie feels “honored and humbled” to have been selected for this prestigious award.
Congratulations Leslie! Keep up the good work at Indiana University!