Scholarship Committee met on Friday, June 7 in Twin Falls to interview
three applicants for the 2012-2013 academic year. From left to right:
John McGuire, chair, Shari Stroud (Twin Falls), Dick Boyd (Twin Falls),
Chuck Lehrman (Buhl), David Lewis (Nampa), Kathleen Simko (DGE), Ben
Simko (Eagle-Garden City), Frank Lara (Nampa) - Photographer, Terry
BECAUSE OF MONEY IN OUR DISTRICT DESIGNATED FUNDS (DDF), WE WERE ABLE TO SPONSOR TWO GREAT CANDIDATES FOR THE 2012-2013 ACADEMIC YEAR!
THIS IS A HIGH-TECH COMMITTEE! HERE'S PROOF AS THEY INTERVIEWED GIACO YANEZ...
The applicant above is Giacobazzi (Giaco) Yanez whose image the committee viewed on a screen as he interviewed from an Internet cafe in Jalisco, Mexico where he was visiting relatives. Giacobazzi, an anthropology major from Idaho State University, was nominated by JoAn Dilweg of the Rotary Club of Pocatello.
Wrote Tom Hallaq, ISU assistant professor, "Giaco has demonstrated a high level of dedication to his chosen field, combining his two loves of anthropology and filmmaking. He has chosen to major in anthropology, developing solid skills in research principles associated with this field."
"Giaco's personal goals is the pursuit of a master's degree that will propel him closer to his career as a visual anthropologist. I believe Giaco will represent well any organization that supports him in his endeavors. He will give credit where credit is due and will create respectful relationships that will reflect positively on all involved. More than any other student I have taught, Giaco exudes an attitude of global unity and reverence."
Affirmed Richard Holmer, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, "Giaco's objective is to attend the London Film School, one of the oldest and most prestigious film academies in the world."
THE RC OF REXBURG NOMINATED TIARA LUSK, ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT
The committee found Tiara to be a dynamic applicant, confident, articulate and focused.
Stated Tiara in her application, "As a scholar, I am high motivated, professional, articulate, creative and able to think critically. I am particularly good at noticing patterns in systems and am able to quickly identify problems and find creative solutions. I am also driven by a deep empathy for others and a need to understand others. I am optimistic,hard-working, honest and sincere, and I strive to have integrity. I grew up being taught to value service and am attracted to Rotary because of their reputation for service. I have attended a few Rotary meetings and strongly believe in the Rotary slogan, "Service Above Self," and the mission of the Rotary organization. Rotary's mission is a legacy I would like to help further, and I believe the personal qualities I have combined with my experience will contribute to my success as a Rotary International Scholar."
Tiara will either pursue international comparative education in Pakistan with an emphasis on education for women or Israel where she will study integrated schools there with integrateds chools in the U.S.
DISTRICT 5400 CAN BE PROUD OF BOTH SCHOLARS. THANKS TO THE CLUBS THAT NOMINATED CANDIDATES, INCLUDING BOISE SUNRISE ROTARY WHOSE CANDIDATE WAS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY NEXT YEAR, AS WELL.