Sharing RYLA Experiences

On February 25 the Snow Hill Rotary Club met at Snow Hill High School where Ashley Hare and DeShawn Hall, both students at the School, shared their experiences from the recent Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) conference.

RYLA 2020
The RYLA event, which was held in Ocean City, Md., Feb. 15-16, provides the opportunity for students from the region to develop leadership and team building skills. Ashley reported that her group focused on designing a project in which students would learn about healthy foods by hands-on gardening. DeShawn spoke about the “egg drop” activity in which groups work together to design a package that will protect an egg from breaking when dropped from the upper floors of the building. His engineering studies came in handy as he suggested the design for a paper parachute the accomplished the task.

Pictured here are Club President Gary King, SHHS Principal Kim Purvis, Ashley Hare, DeShawn Hall, and SHHS Vice Principal Scot Tingle.

Each year Snow Hill Rotary sponsors local students for the RYLA conference and always enjoy hearing the reports of their experiences. Well done Ashley and DeShawn!