The Rotary Club of Newton was delighted to be able to send five Newton "rising sophomores" to the District 7910 "Rotary Youth Leadership Awards" the weekend of June 23-25 at Fitchburg State University.
The five students were Ingrid Farrell (Newton Country Day), Rachel Gamburg (Newton South), Stephanie Hogan (Mt. Alvernia), Achille Ricca (Newton North), and Ethan Weiss (Newton South).
The students spent 3 days working together to develop leadership, collaboration, cooperation, teamwork, and conflict resolution skills through a variety of team activities.  They also helped package 20,000 emergency meals in just over 1/2 hour, made a lot of friends and had a ton of fun!  We look forward to hearing about their experiences on August 1st and August 22 at our club meetings.
A special thanks to The Village Bank for co-sponoring our 2017 RYLA students!
Achille won "Mr. Congeniality"