The 2018 Rotary Banquet was held Wednesday in Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church. The organization annually honors local 8th graders and local seniors for their achievements, academic and otherwise. The evening's Master of Ceremonies was Alan Campbell.
This year's 8th grade honorees from Wellington Middle School were: Riley Anderson, Morgan Bacon, Rylan Biles, Sadey Burke, Jael Catlett, Deitrek Gill, Kaitlyn Hain, Sydney Hendrix, Deborah Henry, Kaiden Hernandez, Mathias Klinedinst, Baylee Newberry, Destiny Pacchelli, Nicole Peninger, Matthew Pryce, Dustyn Schettler, Logan Swingle, Brett Wyckoff, Jay Ybarra, Stellar Young and Ali Zeka.
This year's Senior honorees from Wellington High School were: Jaden Adams, Mekenna Adams, Marisa Black, Elizabeth Brownlee, Braiden Buresh, Gracie Fink, Ian Groom, Logan Jones, Kialee LeValley, Abby Lowe, Matt McComb, Jared Oathout, Cade Phelps Hudson Ramirez, Jenna Rausch, Avery Rusk, Arlis Troutman, Jack Walton, Jill Wiley and Adrianna Young.
Vince Wetta introduced the guest speaker for the evening, Mr. Tim Penner, President of Harper Industries in Harper, KS.
The Robert Cobean and Carolyn Heasty Scholarship recipients were Gracie Fink and Logan Jones! Congratulations Crusaders!