Prior Lake Rotarians participated in a very inspirational Bridges Senior Recognition Banquet on Monday June 4th at The Wilds. Bridges is the Alternative Learning Center for Prior Lake - Savage School District.  On Monday evening students were recognized for overcoming a variety of obstacles to graduate from high school. Prior Lake Rotary Club sponsors the STRIVE program at Bridges, STRIVE which stands for "Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education" provides Rotarian and non-Rotarian mentors to students. Students and their mentors set goals and mentors awarded their students $500 scholarships Monday evening for achieving their goals. The most improved student was awarded $750.
More from the Bridges Senior Recognition Banquet.
Former Bridges and STRIVE student Erick Armenta, gave an inspiring speech of how Bridges and STRIVE helped him overcome difficult circumstances to graduate from Prior Lake High School and successfully complete his first year of college at Normandale!
Bridges and STRIVE student Marlo Torrence overcame her own difficulties to receive Bridges Student of the Year Award and STRIVE Most Improved Student Award with a $750 scholarship!
Dave Brown, Bridges ALC Coordinator, takes a selfie with students!