The Lamplighter 
Rotary Club of Parker
September 19, 2019
Sydney Brown, Student of the Month for Chaparral High School
We are happy to honor Sydney Brown as the Student of the Month for Chaparral High School.  Sydney is a member of three choir groups at Chaparral and is an integral part of the school’s theater program. She played a lead role as Christine Colgate in the musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels this past spring.  She has served the Chaparral community by volunteering as a writing tutor for underclassmen and serving as a member of the Link Crew. Sydney has academically lettered all four years and is a member of the National Honor Society.  She plans to attend college with a focus on music, vocals, song writing, or music therapy. Her top college choice is Belmont University in Nashville, TN.  Congratulations, Sydney!
Congratulations to Ponderosa Student of the Month Austin Ainsworth 
Pictured from the left: Rotarian Jim Muir, Chris Ainsworth (father), Ponderosa High School Student of the Month Austin Ainsworth, Ponderosa High School Computer Science teacher Tom Flynn
The Rotary Club of Parker is happy to honor Austin Ainsworth as the Student of the Month for September from Ponderosa High School.  Austin helped found the engineering club at Ponderosa and has achieved academic letters in his sophomore, junior and senior years.  He is a particularly well-round student with interests in both athletics (football, volleyball and track) and art (National Art Honor Society).  Austin has served the community with a variety of volunteer activities, including summer camps and robotics camps for Douglas County Library, and the Parker Task Force.  He plans to study mechanical engineering in college.  Congratulations, Austin!
Taking On Malaria
The International Service Committee (ISC) enthusiastically welcomed Dr. Robert Porter, MD, from the Rotary Club of Aspen.  He spoke to the group about a large-scale effort by a number of renowned Rotary clubs across the country, with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to combat malaria, a disease that kills 435,000 people a year.  At its next meeting, ISC members will consider if - and to what extent - our club can get involved in this extremely worthwhile undertaking.
Support for RCC Backpack Project
Pictured from the left are Josh Rivero -- President of the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club, Kam Breitenbach - RCC Advisor and Eddie Biegel - RCC Club President.
Josh Rivero, President of the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club, presented a check for $2,000 to the Rotary Community Corps of Parker (RCC).  The RCC is an organization for young adults with developmental disabilities sponsored by the Rotary Club of Parker.  The members of the RCC meet monthly for dinner with a speaker; they also support the mission of Rotary by doing community service projects.   This check will make it possible for the RCC to continue to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for the Parker Task Force. 
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