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Rotary Event Open to Students

February 15, 2019

LOWELL -- The Rotary Club of Lowell is looking for qualified candidates to attend this year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference, June 28-30, at Fitchburg State University. Interested high-school sophomores who live in Lowell would get an opportunity to live, work and interact with other students in an atmosphere of friendly competition. It is a program designed to challenge the participants to utilize and improve their skills and accept the responsibilities of leadership.

Rotary will sponsor up to five participants at this year’s conference, so there is no charge for the students. Participants will be young women and men who have exhibited leadership abilities and will be entering their junior year of high school in the fall.

The conference will feature leadership labs, guest speakers, and challenging mental and physical activities. Topics will include decision-making, critical thinking, communicating effectively, ethics and public service.

Interested students should submit applications by Feb. 28 at http://www.ryla7910.org , or contact Rotary’s Amy Pessia at 978-985-7881 or apessia@mvfb.org , or any other member of the Rotary Club of Lowell.

-- DAN PHELPS

Bruyere Awards honor Letendre

DRACUT -- Ste Jeanne d’Arc School will host its annual Elisabeth Bruyere Awards Dinner honoring Monique (Marchand) Letendre ’64 on March 28 at 6 p.m. at Lenzi’s.

Guest registration, sponsorship opportunities and congratulatory sponsorships can be found at www.sjdarc.org/gala . For details, contact the SJA Advancement Office at 978-454-7038 or jschnackertz@sjdarc.org .

-- RICK SOBEY

Fellow sheriffs elect Koutoujian

WASHINGTON -- Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian has been selected by his colleagues from across the country to serve as vice president of the Major County Sheriffs of America. MCSA members represent more than 100 million people across more than 30 states.

Koutoujian was voted to the post on a permanent basis by his colleagues at the MCSA’s annual winter conference on Thursday.

During his tenure as sheriff, Koutoujian has overseen the implementation of several statewide and nationally recognized initiatives including a specialized treatment unit for incarcerated military veterans, a medication assisted treatment program and a new housing unit for incarcerated young adults.

-- RICK SOBEY

Selectmen seek ‘reuse’ committee

TEWKSBURY -- The Board of Selectmen is seeking residents to serve on the new North and Trahan School Reuse Committee. There will be seven members on the committee, who will be appointed by selectmen. The committee will have one member each from the Board of Selectmen, School Committee and Planning Board. There are also openings for one resident who lives in the area of the Trahan School, one resident who lives in the area of the North Street School and two residents at large.

The purpose of the newly established committee is to “identify potential reuse” of the two elementary schools if the new elementary school building project is approved.

For info visit www.tewksbury-ma.gov .

-- KORI TUITT