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  • Writer's pictureRay Sanford

Paying it Forward

SJC Rotary Youth Chair Mike Darnold works tirelessly to pass along Rotary's values, ethics and Service Above Self to the next generation.

Brenda Galvan

Brenda Galvan graduated last year and received a $1,000 scholarship for SJC Rotary. She attended RYLA as camper and alumni. She's an amazing lady who now attends college in Claremont.

Kennedy Mason

Kennedy Mason received a $1,000 scholarship from our club two years ago. She has stayed in touch with Mike Darnold but seldom gets to meet with him. She’s currently a sophomore at Cal with a 4.0 GPA in Sociology. She’s accepted a grant to study children in Africa this summer. She and Mike had coffee today. He notes it is such a great honor to be a part of her life in a small way. Rotary does more good!


Emily is a freshman at SJHHS and participates with SJC Rotary's Interact/AVID students. She's had a very challenging past and most people in her circumstances would be bereft in victimhood. She is a bubbly young lady whose mom makes her cook for the family. She is a winner and will make something of her life.



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