The Bartlesville Rotary Club Essay Contest offers high school juniors in the Bartlesville area the opportunity to win scholarships of between $250 and $1000 for outstanding examples of writing, creativity, research and knowledge of Rotary. Students eligible include those from the Bartlesville, Dewey, Copan and Caney Valley high schools as well as Wesleyan Christian School and home-schooled students. In addition to submitting an approximately 500-word essay, EIGHT finalists will be asked to present a three- to five-minute speech based on their essay at a Rotary noon meeting.
Bartlesville High School student Natalie James was winner of the club’s 2017 Rotary Essay Contest. Natalie was presented with her scholarship on September 11. She is pictured with her parents, Jesse and Rebecca.