OSWEGO – The Oswego Rotary Club recently honored Adriana Munyon with the presentation of the club’s Occupational Education Award for 2016.
Club President Danielle Hayden presented her with a check for $500.
The Occupational Education Award is given to affirm Rotary’s appreciation of the dignity of all useful work and respect for all productive occupations.
Munyon received the award in recognition of her demonstrated skill in her chosen field of auto body repair and her potential for leadership in her future endeavors.
She completed both the basic and advanced auto body repair programs at the Oswego County Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation in Mexico.
Munyon completed two internships at Ken’s Body Shop in Oswego and was a member of the high school theatre technical crew for three years.
She received the Dr. David Stern Most Improved Award, OSHA Training, Top Three Award, Spanish Class Award, Certificate of Achievement, Valvoline Certificate of Completion, and Snap On Tool Safety Certificate of Completion.
Munyon played in the Wind Ensemble for one year and Symphonic Band for two years, and received accolades from her music teacher, Stephen Defren, for her impressive command of the oboe, “. . . a difficult, frustrating, and temperamental instrument.”
Munyon plans to enroll at Jefferson Community College to study art and music.
The Oswego Rotary Club, founded 89 years ago, raises money for scholarships and awards through members’ dues and contributions, occasional memorial gifts, and fundraising projects.
The club hosts the annual Top 100 Dinner to honor the accomplishments of the 25 top academic students in each of the four classes at Oswego High School.
The club has established an endowment fund to help underwrite the scholarship program in the future.
Gifts and bequests will be held in perpetuity, with only the earnings used for awards.
Members of the Scholarship Committee this year are George DeMass, Carrie Penoyer, Randy Zeigler and Vernon Tryon.
Anyone having questions about membership in the Oswego Rotary Club or its scholarship program is invited to call Tryon, Membership Committee chairman, at 343-9692.