The Vernon Rotary Club recognized three students from Vernon High School for their contributions to Community Service with our annual John Leeds Awards. Each student received an award of $1,000 for their contributions to society. The students recognized are Mary Jean Bissell, Danielle Herring, and Lucas Sparta. They and their parents attended the meeting Tuesday night.
As a background, John Leeds was the founder of the Vernon Ambulance Squad. Though not a Rotarian, John was dedicated to the type of community service that is exemplified by most Rotarians.