Waco Rotary Club recently passed the gavel from the outgoing president to its new leader for the 2018-19 year.

Corie Depue, a 2014 graduate of Midway High School and a performance studies and agricultural communications and journalism double major at Texas A&M University, had a summer internship in Washington, D.C.

The Heart of Texas Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America recently provided monetary awards and medals to cadets who have demonstrated outstanding performance at five local high school Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs.

The Midway High School Choir Booster Organization presented its annual senior scholarships at the choir banquet in May at the Carleen Bright Arboretum Pavilion.

The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) recently honored Waco certified public accountant Angela M. Ragan with the organization’s Young CPA of the Year award and honored Michael L. Brown, CPA, with the Chairman’s Recognition Award.

Baylor Law School professor Tom Featherston, an attorney, educator and legal expert in trusts, estate and marital property law, has been honored as a recipient of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Award.

The Waco Founder Lions Club awarded $750 college scholarships to Waco High senior class president Enrique Perez and University High senior class president Jerrica Robinson. Pictured with the students are Lions Club youth activities chair Sue Lowry and Lions Club President Matthew Bond.

Baylor Masonic Lodge No. 1235 presented the 2018 Bill Holder Memorial Scholarship to two Bruceville-Eddy High School seniors. DJ Weaver Jr. and Samantha Ash were presented the scholarships by scholarship committee member Jon Spann (right) and principal Joe Woodard (left).

The Waco Stars Square Dance Club recently completed its year, led by (from left) Wendell Moore, caller/instructor; his wife, Pat Moore, who also is a caller; and Travis Walden, president of the Waco Stars Club.

Rapoport Academy campuses each selected their Teacher of the Year. Pictured are (from left) Amy Sielaff (East Elementary), Jessica Williams (Meyer High School), Noel Carlson (Quinn Middle) and Dr. Erin Balk (North Elementary). Sielaff also was named the district’s Teacher of the Year.

The Central Texas Literacy Coalition recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and recognized former founding members and past officers. Pictured are (from left) Marilyn Crittenden, Madeline Kosler, Maurine Frost, Dr. Lester Meriwether, District 5 City Councilman Jim Holmes (who presented certificates to the honorees), Fran Hendrick, Jan Wengler, Shirley Crockett, Gail Woodward, Pat Hutyra, Fran Gentry Rood, Jackie Dodson and Cherry Boggess.

Baylor Lady Bear basketball player Lauren Cox (center) joins Rhonda Duchin (left) and Claudette Madison at the Stomp Out Diabetes Community Walk June 30 at Brazos East. Cox is a Type 1 diabetic.

Three members of the McLennan County Republican Women recently received awards from the Texas Federation of Republican Women.

The Waco-McLennan County Retired Teachers Association (WMRTA) presented two $1,000 college scholarships to graduating seniors and a $500 grant to a Robinson Primary School teacher.

Heart of Texas RSVP, sponsored by McLennan Community College, honored hundreds of volunteers from its six-county region at the annual Volunteer Recognition Event June 9 at the Deering Center in Waco.

Mississippi College student Emily Bailey, of Waco, was presented with the P. I. Lipsey Jr. Award, given to the most outstanding student in European History chosen by the local chapter of Phi Alpha Theta.

Camp Success held its graduation ceremony June 29 for more than 500 children in this year’s program at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum.

Thirty-five students of Tabitha Hymer’s Piano and Violin Studio performed for an audience of Regent Care residents and other visitors recently.

Six Vanguard College Preparatory School art students competed at the State Visual Art Scholastic Event competition April 28 in San Marcos. Three students earned top score gold medals: (from left) Long Nguyen, James Johnson and Aidon Butler. The state VASE competition started with more than 35,000 entries, of which about 2,200 competed at the state level.

The Waco Founder Lions Club awarded $750 college scholarships to Waco High senior class president Enrique Perez and University High senior class president Jerrica Robinson. Pictured with the seniors are Lions Club youth activities chair Sue Lowry and Lions Club President Matthew Bond. Not pictured are Susan Giddings, Waco High counselor, and Courtney Copas, University High counselor.

The Indian Nations District of the Boy Scouts of America (McLennan, Limestone and Freestone counties) recognized the 2017 Eagle Scouts at the district’s recognition banquet.

To acknowledge the individuals who spend their days keeping students healthy and tending to those who are ailing, the Waco ISD Student Health Services Department held an informal reception to celebrate “School Nurse Day.”