Five Hudson High School seniors were chosen by the Rotary Club of Hudson to receive $3000 scholarships to state-supported colleges. They were introduced at a recent Rotary meeting by their teachers and then offered their thanks and detailed their plans for the future. This year 19 applicants presented their rationales and qualifications for recognition and five were chosen.
The interviews were conducted by Rotary members Councilman Dan Williams, HHS Treasurer Kathryn Sines and Gala Chairman Ron Strobl following a long established evaluation process.
The committee felt that all candidates were very impressive and appreciated the effort that went into their presentations. The scholarships are based on academic achievement and/or school or community service, leadership, special personal attributes and individual honors earned.
This year’s scholarship winners and introducing teachers were:
  • Audrey Susz, introduced by Mrs. Sandra Procaccio, will attend Ohio State University.
  • Kayla Lotz, introduced by Ms. Courtney Stull, will attend Ohio State University.
  • Blake Hartline, introduced by Mrs. Susan Conroy, will attend Ohio State University.
  • Elizabeth Mitalski, introduced by Ms. Lani Banner, will attend Ohio University.
  • Taylor Wright, introduced by Mrs. Jessica Stiffler, will attend Kent State University.
Parents and friends of these students also participated in the awards ceremony with many expressing their appreciation for the contributions Rotary makes to the Hudson community.
Rotary President, Evan McCauley, concluded the awards program by encouraging the students to “get involved, find a seat at the table and fight for a seat at the head of the table”.
Rotary members are People of Action applying leadership to solving social issues, tackling community challenges and finding lasting solutions to the world’s problems.
If you are interested in learning more about Rotary, please go to or like us on Facebook at Rotary Club of Hudson. To meet club members, join us for a complimentary breakfast any Wednesday from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at Laurel Lake Retirement Community. Contact Rich Warfield at