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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727

May 7, 2014


RYLA Scholarship
College of the Ozarks Rotaract Club Co-Sponsor Tom Debo, Assistant District Governor of Rotary Shawn Pingleton , S of O Freshman Madeline Sparks and Past President of the Branson Daybreaker Rotary Club Inez Gibbs.

The Branson Daybreakers Rotary Club awarded School of the Ozarks freshman Madeline Sparks with a scholarship to attend the 2014 Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) at William Woods University located at Fulton, Mo., June 22-25.

Past President of the Branson Daybreaker Rotary Club, Inez Gibbs, Assistant District Governor of Rotary, Shawn Pingleton and College of the Ozarks Rotaract Co-Sponsor Tom Debo took part in the presentation.

“It is such an honor to award this scholarship to a fine young lady,” said Pingleton. “It was so impressive the applications we received from the S of O students.”

The scholarship will cover expenses associated with attending the summer RYLA academy, Rotary's leadership training program for young people.  The Branson Daybreakers Rotary club selected Madeline based on her demonstrated service to the community.

Madeline is the daughter of Jennifer and Brett Sparks.


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