Rotary Club members visited Pine Grove YCC to award a scholarship to a young offender.

Rotary Club members visited Pine Grove YCC to award a scholarship to a young offender.

Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp firefighter to attend college

The Amador Upcountry Rotary Club visited Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp to present the Rotary 2015 Scholarship to youth Alexander Morrow.

However, he could not attend as his crew is assigned to the fires burning in Trinity County.

Kelly Wolin, President of the Amador Upcountry Rotary Club, spoke briefly about the scholarship.  He commended the young man’s application letter and stated the importance of education, and how it can help a person become a positive and respected member of their community.

Accepting the scholarship for Alex were Senior Youth Correctional Counselor Dave Ehrhardt and Judy Levenson, college coordinator.

Bob Chrisman, Chairman of the Amador Upcountry Rotary Club Scholarship Committee, presented a framed award letter and a check to Judy Levenson.  She told the attendees the youth said he plans on using the money to purchase his first computer.

Following the presentation, Ehrhardt and Levenson were asked to speak about the young man’s time in camp.

They talked about how hard he worked in high school, on his College application, and in his position as the number one man on the Wildland Fire Fighting Crew.

According to Levenson, “Alex is dedicated, determined, and committed to succeeding in life. Alex is scheduled to be released this month and he will start his college classes beginning the next day.”