3 Bainbridge students selected for Youth Leadership Seminar

    Izzy Hesselink


     Gus Beer


     Mei Wilson

The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island is proud to sponsor three students, Izzy Hesselink (BHS) & Gus Beer and Mei Wilson (Eagle Harbor High School), to attend the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Seminar (RYLA) at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), Tacoma on March 15 through 18.
RYLA is a seminar designed for young adults with proven leadership ability and a commitment to community service. RYLA will help these students discover their potential and develop the skills needed to be a leader in their community, career and everyday life.  The seminar will consist of nationally renowned speakers who emphasize leadership, motivation and communication skills, as well as, recreation and fellowship.
The Speakers represent a wide variety of leadership backgrounds and donate their valuable time and experience.  Many have been participating in this program for some years.  They bring a myriad of experiences, formats and styles to their presentations which allow the participants to see a variety of leadership styles. PLU students serve as counselors and provide directions throughout the three and one half days.
This marks the 49th year of RYLA in Western Washington sponsored and organized by Rotarians. Over 5,200 students have had the opportunity to participate in this rewarding 4-day leadership conference.