Rotary Recognizes Edward Gallagher for Arts Program
Edward P. Gallagher, Director of Education for the Beck Center, received a Paul Harris Fellowship from the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River in November in recognition of his 11 years running the club's speech, music and art awards program.
Each year, students from all Lakewood and Rocky River high schools are eligible to compete for scholarships that recognize their talents in speech, music and art.
"This annual event is a time to showcase our local schools, the students, and the power of speech and the arts. I am proud to work closely with Rotarians each year to make this event a way to bring students together as they strive to further develop skills that will serve them for a lifetime," Gallagher remarked.
"Personally, I enjoy being part of the process that turns the local spotlight on young talented musicians, outstanding artists and individuals who deliver speeches with passion under the framework of the Four-Way Test of Rotary."
The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary in 1905. The Fellowship was established in his honor in 1957.