San Clemente Rotary has a long tradition of investing in our youth. We do so in several ways: Interact Interact is the service club at San Clemente High School. Students from all grade levels meet and participate in various projects to give back to the community, country and internationally as well. The students also participate side-by-side with the Rotary Clubs in San Clemente. RYLA The Rotary Youth Leadership Award, is an annual leadership camp for junior high school students. For over 20 years, our clubs have been sending a dozen students each year. These students participate in activities that help develop their leadership skills including a ropes course. Many students have been profoundly affected by their experience at RYLA. Annual Vocal Competition Our club also supports the arts.
Each year at our Valentine luncheon, we have 8-12 students attend the lunch and sing either a musical theater or art song. Two winners are selected to win $100 and the other students receive a $50 award. Scholarships Each year our scholarship committee reviews dozens of applications and interviews several students. We award approximately $20,000 every year to deserving students that are selected based on a combination of need, academics and service. We also award $1000 to students at Serra Continuation School. Student Appreciation Awards At our annual Student Appreciation luncheon, we acknowledge San Clemente High School students who have been named Triton of the Year, Athletes of the Year, Scholar of Scholars and students with perfect attendance. We award each of these students $100.