Hackettstown, N.J., April 20, 2020 – Starting this spring, The Hackettstown Rotary Club will be sponsoring a $1,000 annual scholarship for a graduating senior from Warren County Technical School named in memory of Hackettstown Rotary Club member, Kevin Guyette. This is a new scholarship that is made possible as a result of fundraising efforts by Hackettstown Rotary Club. The Club currently sponsors two annual scholarships to seniors graduating from Hackettstown High School.

The Kevin McCall Guyette “Mover and Shaker” Memorial Scholarship named for Guyette who, at the time of her passing in 2018, was a vibrant member of the Hackettstown Rotary Club and former Executive Director of The Arc of Warren County Foundation.

In business and in life, Kevin was known far and wide in this region as a person who loved to connect those who would benefit from knowing each other. Kevin had an amazingly clever wit and she was always willing to roll up her sleeves to get the job done – often with plenty of warm laughter and a never-ending supply of interesting stories. 

This scholarship is open to any male or female Warren County Technical School graduating senior who will be pursuing trade school, two-year college, or directly entering the workforce to begin their chosen profession. The applicant must demonstrate proficiency in organized or informal peer leadership and must be active in community service. The ideal candidate will be considered an enthusiastic motivator among their peers, a person who values integrity and loyalty to their cause(s) and someone who is always willing to step up for tasks that will benefit others.

“I am so pleased that The Hackettstown Rotary Club will be able to provide this scholarship to a deserving student from Warren County Technical School,” says Laurie Rapisardi, President of The Hackettstown Rotary Club. “It is a wonderful way to also honor Kevin’s memory, as she made such a positive impact on the lives of those who had the benefit of knowing and working with her.”

Interested candidates can reach out to Warren County Technical School  for further information about application guidelines.

About Hackettstown Rotary Club

The 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.

Becoming a Rotarian connects people with a diverse group of professionals who share a drive to give back.  The Hackettstown Rotary Club meets weekly and discusses ways and creates programs to better the community.