Rotary awards scholarships

Published 6:16 pm Saturday, June 9, 2012

Eight Suffolk students received $1,000 scholarships from the Suffolk Rotary Club. Front row from left, Anthony Torres, Brionna Hunter, Sarah Peelen and Erin Odango. Back row from left, Michael Stephenson, Aakash Shah, Jourdan Simpson and Danielle Kerr.

The Suffolk Rotary Club annually awards eight Suffolk high school students a $1,000 scholarship to honor their community service work throughout high school. A male and a female student from King’s Fork High School, Lakeland High School, Nansemond River High School and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy were selected.

The Suffolk Rotary Community Service Scholarship was awarded to the following students:

  • Anthony Torres, who will attend Old Dominion University
  • Brionna Hunter, who will attend Howard University
  • Sarah Peelen, who will attend the University of Virginia
  • Erin Odango, who will attend Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Michael Stephenson, who will attend George Mason University
  • Aakash Shah, who will attend the University of Virginia
  • Jourdan Simpson, who will attend the University of South Carolina
  • Danielle Kerr, who will attend the University of Kansas

For additional information, contact Suffolk Rotary Club President Kenda Council at 539-8789, x3339 or


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