New Junior Rotarians from Humble ISD high schools were introduced to members of the Rotary Club of Lake Houston at last week’s luncheon. Pictured here with club committee members Christy Tarkington (far left) and Jennifer Karlstrom (far right) and club president Kathy Lemman (center right) are Atascocita High School students Taryn Tezano and John Billings; Kingwood High School students Claire Lifrieri and Hayden Sassaman; Kingwood Park High School students Kathleen Ortiz and Sorrel Estrada; Sconzo Early College High School students Simone Heck and Daniel Mandujano; Summer Creek High School students Nathaly Corno and Damion Norment.

Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders. Our programs help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service. Twelve Humble ISD students, representing a diverse group of high school seniors who demonstrate leadership both in the classroom and the community, were selected as Junior Rotarians by The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area.            
The mission of the Junior Rotarian Program is to provide a sense of the guiding principles of Rotary – integrity, fairness, honesty, goodwill, and respect through community service, fellowship, and leadership activities among the youth.
The program focuses on five goals:
  • Promote an ethic of “service above self” for Junior Rotarians
  • Empower Junior Rotarians as community leaders
  • Build comradery amongst Junior Rotarians from all local high schools
  • Expand Junior Rotarians’ exposure to and network of professionals
  • Imbue personal commitment to and character of the Four-Way test
The Junior Rotarian program is just one of the many student programs and community humanitarian initiatives the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area has implemented over the last 50 years.