An award to recognise a McLaren High School pupil who, during the previous 12 months, has had to show incredible commitment to overcome a variety of obstacles in order to achieve their results or progress at school.
Each year McLaren High School holds an awards ceremony to recognise the fantastic achievements of it's pupils across a wide array of disciplines and activities.
Three years ago, our Rotary Club felt there was space for one more, slightly different award and we are grateful that McLaren High School agreed. Our Club created the award idea to recognise a pupil who, during the previous 12 months, had to shown incredible commitment to overcome a variety of obstacles in order to achieve their results or progress at school. Regardless of their academic level and background, the pupil will have demonstrated tenacity and drive to want to achieve the best they could possibly be.
To recognise this pupil each year the school will present the new "Rotary Award for Endeavour". The journey each pupil will have made will be unique to them and we wanted to represent that in a unique and very personal award. The Endeavour Trophy was hand crafted by one of our own Rotary members, Michael Kay, an ex teacher and also Silversmith (and now also a member of Emmock Farm Artists & Designers). The award was inspired by an ancient Celtic symbol for strength and perseverance. We are delighted with the result and honoured to support the pupil McLaren High School wish to recognise with this award each year.
We're delighted to announce that the latest recipient at the 2020 awards was Sam Rosendale. After being diagnosed with a rare medical condition in April 2019, Sam endured a lengthy period of treatment and major surgery. Sam overcome everything that was thrown at him amazing consultants, nursing staff with his resilience and always had a smile for them all.
Sam had his third all clear scan in October and Christmas Eve marks one year cancer free. Huge congratulations and best wishes for his future education from our all members to Sam, who can be seen below holding the Endeavour Award Trophy made by one of our own members, Michael Kay.