2014 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Reece Kothe is a senior at Eaton High School and will major in pre-medicine at Montana State University in the fall. He is president of Key Club, vice president of National Honor Society and an editor for the Eaton Red Ink school newspaper with his own column entitled, “The 14er.” He also writes a guest column for the North Weld Herald Voice about outdoor recreation, sits on the Rocky Mountain District Board for Key Club and is on the Breckenridge Ski Team. Additionally, Reece has enjoyed baseball, cross country, jazz band and community service projects. He loves all that the Colorado mountains have to offer including climbing 14ers, backpacking and skiing. He hopes to one day combine his love of the outdoors with medicine through search and rescue and providing medical relief to people in need in remote locations throughout the world. Most importantly, Reece believes that people helping people and random acts of kindness can transform the world.
The BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship was established in 2002 to award $5,000 to a high school student in Northern Colorado or Wyoming. The program is a joint effort of the BBB Center for Character Ethics and Rotary Clubs in BBB’s service area that fall within Rotary Districts 5440, 5450 and 5470.
The BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship is intended for a college-bound high school student in his/her junior or senior year. The goal of the $5,000 scholarship is to reward a student who applies Rotary’s guiding principles of The Four-Way Test to his or her life and illustrates this effectively through a written essay.
The Four-Way Test questions are:
In 2004, the BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship Program was awarded an Outstanding BBB Award at the annual BBB International Assembly; and in 2009 the program was named the Best Cooperative Project at the Rotary International Convention.
This scholarship is funded by voluntary contributions from BBB Accredited Businesses.
“I attended Brigham Young University-Hawaii for two semesters before going on a service mission for the LDS Church. Upon returning to BYUH, I accepted a scholarship to study Chinese for a year in Xi'an, China. I’ll graduate from BYUH with a bachelor’s in political science and pursue graduate school. I am well on my way to a career as a Foreign Service Officer, a dream that originated while I was a Rotary exchange student (in France) and was sustained by the BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship. Thank you!” - Jarek Buss, Laramie High School, 2009
"The BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship is not only a great boost to the winning candidate's college education, but it is a truly meaningful way to integrate the long-standing Rotary Four-Way Test into the minds of young high school students who can apply Rotary ethics to their lives. Thank you, BBB, for the ethics platform you've provided for high school students who apply for this marvelous scholarship." - Mike Forney, Rotary District Governor, District 5440, 2012-2013
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