Successful Fundraiser – Avon Great Pizza Bake-Off Feb. 16 2023

 “With the biggest crowd in 4 years, Avon High school was proud to support North Coast Rotary’s annual pizza bake off!” commented Avon Superintendent Ben Hodge.  Close to 400 guests enjoyed sampling pizza and voting for their favorites.  Many guests continued on to the Fusion concert sure of a seat in the new expanded capacity Performing Arts Center.

White Box Pizza won the People’s Choice Award and the Best Crust Award; Master Pizza won Best Pepperoni; Marco’s Pizza won Best Specialty and Domino’s Pizza won the Judge’s Choice Award.  Rotary thanks these pizzerias for their participation.

Joe Matuscak, Rotary club and foundation president and Doug Maurer who coordinated the event thank the many guests who attended, the Rotarian and Interact Club volunteers, Avon High School staff, the Fusion Concert performers, Midway Trophies and our club and foundation sponsors (see Placemat Recognition).  

North Coast Rotary donated $100 towards the Avon Unified Sports organization.  Remaining proceeds will be used for youth and community initiatives.

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The Avon High School Great Pizza Bake Off Thursday February 16 2023, 4:30 PM before the Jazz concert!

Interact – Youth Service Organization

This 2021-2022 school year, forty Brookside High School students joined the Interact club to work on a variety of service projects.  Interact Advisor V. Rion attributed the Club’s success to its Officers saying, “They are engaged, demonstrate leadership, are committed to service for others and work very well together.”  Reporting out at the North Coast Rotary meeting, each Officer highlighted specific projects. Teacher recognition, candy for the military, cards for nursing home residents, holiday baskets for those in need and a reading project for the whole district were just a few of the service initiatives. North Coast Rotary congratulated the Officers and presented Certificates of Interact Leadership to President Leah Musall, Vice President Chase Holm, Secretary Alex Rion, Treasurer Liv Strohsack, and Representatives Joe DeLuca and Nura Afaneh. Most of the officers are seniors, but Alex and Joe plan to return next year to help lead the club with another year of Service. ​

Scholarship Awardees Brookside High School

North Coast Rotary Foundation is pleased to award scholarships to three graduating Brookside High School seniors, who were the top-qualifiers among a number of applicants. 

Natalie Baughman is awarded the Service Above Self Scholarship and Jennie Phan is awarded the North Coast Rotary Interact Scholarship.  Connor Fields is awarded the North Coast Rotary Brookside STRIVE Scholarship.

Natalie and Jennie presented well-written essays describing their college plans, career goals, scholastic performance and volunteer service.  Jennie also highlighted her 4 years of successful participation in Rotary’s Youth Program, Interact.  

Connor was jointly selected by the STRIVE Coordinator and Brookside’s Guidance Office upon submission of his essay.  Connor is recognized for his increasing commitment to furthering his education and his active participation in the Brookside Rotary STRIVE Program. 

Congratulations to Natalie, Jennie, Connor and all 2020 high school graduates!