Matthew Payne '19 was awarded the Rotary Young American Award scholarship by the Rotary Club of Upper Marlboro, Maryland on Wednesday, June 12. Matthew was given this prestigious honor by the Rotary Club for his academic excellence, extra-curricular involvement, and especially his commitment to community service.
While a student at Bishop McNamara, Matthew was involved in service as part of the Interact Club, the youth branch of Rotary International. Additionally, Matthew was active in Teens in Action, through which he earned the President's Volunteer Service Award.
Matthew will use the scholarship in his pursuit of a degree in environmental science starting this fall at Frostburg State University. We are sure that his hard work in science classes at BMHS, as well as his involvement in the Science and Ecology Explorer's Club, will help him as he looks to further a career working to help preserve the environment and the habitats of wildlife.