Five Hudson High School seniors were chosen by the Rotary Club of Hudson to receive $3,000 scholarships to state-supported schools. They were introduced by their teachers and then spoke to club members at a recent Wednesday morning meeting.

Winners included Benjamin Arigo, who will attend Kent State University to study computer animation; Corinne Kampman, who will attend The Ohio State University to study business; Mary Korane, who will attend the University of Akron as a pre-med student; Dominic Weaver, who will attend Kent State University to study business and social studies; and Malloree Weber, who will attend the University of Cincinnati to study early childhood education.

In the scholarship competition, student applications are carefully reviewed and then extensive interviews are conducted by Rotary Board members. Scholarships are based on academic achievement, and/or school or community service, leadership, special personal attributes and individual honors.

Parents and friends of these students also participated in the awards ceremony, each stating their appreciation and recognizing the contributions that Rotary makes to the Hudson community.

Rotary President Kathryn Sines concluded the scholarship awards program by reminding all that "an investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

Rotary members are People of Action applying leadership to solving social issues, tackling community challenges and finding lasting solutions to the world’s systemic problems.