Each year, the Memphis Central Rotary Club selects four students of the Diocese of Memphis Catholic Schools to receive their annual “Character Achievement Award.” The students are recognized for overcoming significant obstacles in their lives and achieving success in spite of the challenges.
To encourage the students, principals and teachers are asked to nominate eighth, ninth or tenth grade students. The four students selected, along with their family, their principals and teachers are invited to a special luncheon sponsored by the Memphis Rotary Club. Each student is presented with a plaque, a certificate and a check for $1,000.
This year's luncheon was held Friday, April 13 at the Holiday Inn, University of Memphis.
The 2018 honorees pictured with the Rotary Club guest speaker, Roquita Coleman (center) are from l-R: Eighth-grader Adelle Nall, Holy Rosary; Tenth-grader Adam Brigance, St. Benedict at Auburndale; Eighth-grader Madeline Tonole, St. Louis School; and Eighth-grader Avery Barber, St. Francis of Assisi School.