Stories tagged with: Phoenix Awards

May 6, 2014 - 2:37pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

Overcoming obstacles in life can be difficult for adults, let alone children.

Tuesday, seven high school students proved that they're not defined by difficulties. These students fought through issues with family, birth defects and illness to rise through life's challenges. They were rewarded for their battle with a $1,000 scholarship from the Rotary Club of Zanesville.

"They don't need to look to Hollywood or the lesser figures of the sports world," said Chair of Youth...

May 7, 2013 - 6:09pm
2 years 8 weeks ago

Seven area high school seniors were awarded the Phoenix Award at Tuesday's Rotary meeting. The Phoenix Award is given to students who have overcome and thrived during personal obstacles.

"These are students who have determination who have perseverance, who have had some kind of fortitude where they pull themselves up by their bootstraps in spite of incredibly horrible events in their lives," said Marion Gilliand of the Rotary Club of Zanesville.

One of the recipients is...

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