BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Each year, the Berkeley Heights Rotary Club sponsors two Gov. Livingston Interact student service club officers to attend RYLA. This year, the RYLA scholarships went to Rebecca Henderson and Grace Pitingolo.
Becca and Grace visited with the Berkeley Heights Rotarians at the club's regular meeting and reported on their weekend-long experience on the campus of Drew University, in Madison. The weekend, they said, was filled with icebreakers, team-building challenges, fellowship, and meeting and making new Interact and Rotary friends. "It was a more special weekend for us and for the more than forty other Interact leaders from north-central New Jersey that we could ever have imagined!" they both confirmed.
RYLA [Rotary Youth Leadership Awards] is a youth leadership development and team-building weekend held each year for 10th and 11th grade high school students
The Interact Club at Governor Livingston HS is jointly sponsored by the Berkeley Heights and the Mountainside Rotary Clubs. The Interact Club at GLHS has over 250 members, making it one of the largest, and also most active, in the state, and arguably the most popular club at the high school."In addition to Rotary Club sponsorship, the Interact Club is guided by two exceptional faculty advisors: Doreen Ladinski and Sharon Leahy, both honorary members of the Berkeley Heights Rotary Club," said Rotary Past President Hal Daume.