For over a decade Keene Elm City Rotary has been helping students who might not otherwise receive much deserved recognition or financial help. The Keene Elm City Rotary “Unsung Hero” scholarship fund is designed to celebrate the courageous students of our region, those who embody the Rotary ideal of service above self. Recipients have demonstrated significant service in their community, their school or religious organizations or perhaps even in their own struggling families. This service may come at some cost to their academic career, in fact it often takes priority over academic achievement. Their determination to continue their own education is inspiring and many of these students love sharing their ambitions and accomplishments with the club. In their academic careers they continue to set high standards of achievement and leadership. The demand for these scholarships has increased in recent years and the pool of highly qualified applicants continues to increase in strength. Keene Elm City Rotary has recently adopted the policy of awarding money to more than one student. Last year we were able to give over 8,000. 00 to several area students ranging in age from high school to adulthood. The ages of our heroes has ranged from 19-60 and the schools from college to professional, graduate and community college degrees. Thank You so very much for your support of the Team Unsung Hero. It will enable us to grow our funding dollars and our breadth of service to as many heroes as we can.