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Princeton Rotary presents Swan-Eickmeier scholarships

PRINCETON — The Princeton Rotary Club has awarded Swan-Eickmeier scholarships to five Princeton High School students.

The Rotary has been awarding the scholarships to Princeton High School seniors for 13 years. The scholarship is named for Roger Swan and Roger Eickmeier, long-time Rotarians and leaders in the community.

The $1,000 non-renewable scholarship is paid directly to a graduating senior who intends to pursue a two-year or four-year college degree. The scholarship funds must be applied to the cost of tuition, room and board, fees, or books/media.

Selection is based on academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, community service, letters of recommendation, and a 500-word essay expressing how Rotary service and ideals will play a role in their life.

Over the 13 years, 48 scholarships have been awarded for a total of $48,000. Funds for the scholarships are raised via various club fundraising activities.

The following Princeton High School seniors received Swan-Eickmeier Rotary Scholarships this year.

Kathryn Krieger will be attending Hope College in Holland, Mich. She intends to study vocal music education and performance, with emphasis on becoming a high school choir director.

Kate Morrow will be attending Tufts University in Boston, Mass. Her goal is to major in international relations with plans to pursue graduate studies where she can focus on diplomacy. Someday she would like to work in the state department.

Andrew Birkey will be attending Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. He will be studying history. He wants to write and hopes to someday be a college professor.

Genevieve Prushinski will be attending Bradley University in Peoria. She will be pursuing studies in dietetics and psychology. She intends to become a registered dietician and continue to pursue further studies in dietetics.

Emmalee Sears, after completing her four-year undergraduate program, plans to apply to a two-year physician assistant program, hoping for an internship, in order to specialize in orthopedic surgery.

The Swan-Eickmeier Scholarship is another way for members of Rotary to show their interest and support for our young people.

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