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The Rotary Club Denver Luncheon

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

A blog perspective by Tryceton Smith, Colorado Art Awards Intern

The Rotary Luncheon is an annual event that celebrates the partnership between Scholastic Art Awards and the Rotary Club of Denver. The lunch was a wonderful time seeing how this community works and their super positive outlook. It was a very good time with a really great community.


Selfie Alert!

Members of Colorado Art Awards, Scholastics and a member of The Rotary Club of Denver on the stage in with attendees in the audience.


Going from left to right: Sid Brooks, Miranda Ziegler, Angie Willsea, and Paul Weinrauch.






What Is the Rotary Club of Denver?


It is a club of people that are dedicated to serving the community. They have been supporting Scholastic Art Awards for over 40 years and continue to be one of the most prominent supporters year after year. The Rotary Club of Denver was founded in 1911 as the 31st Roterary club, now there are over 46,000 worldwide. They are an incredible group dedicated to making the world a better place and are succeeding in that mission.






Four of the Gold Key award winners talking about their awards.







What We Did

The lunch was a really great time that we reflected on the things that both the Rotary Club and Scholastics are doing right now. We talked about the success of the Scholastic awards ceremony and everyone who contributed to that success. We also talked about some of the projects that not only the Rotary Club of Denver is contributing to but also other ones all over the world. We also got to see some of the award winners and got to see the behind-the-scenes/making of one of the award-winning videos.






Gold Key winners Jeslyn and Josephine Nguyen getting interviewed for their award-winning film.





My Personal Experience

As an intern at Scholastic, this was a really cool experience. I learned a lot about why there are events like this. It is also really cool to see so many people who are so different working really hard for something that they care about. I loved seeing how passionate everyone was about art and lifting up the younger generation to create. Overall I really loved this and can’t wait to what they do in the future.


Looking Forward

As mentioned before the Rotary Club Denver has been supporting Scholastics for over 40 years and we look forward to continuing this partnership in the future! Thank you Rotary Club of Denver!


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Left to Right Photo Below: Miranda Ziegler, Colorado Art Awards Director, Pete Cunis, Warren Tech Graphic Design Educator, Tryceton Smith, Colorado Art Awards Intern & Scot Odendahl, Warren Tech Graphic Design Educator



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