Maryn Johnson and Piper Souchek have been selected as Seward Rotary's RYLA Representatives for 2022-2023
A pair of Seward High juniors, Piper Souchek and Maryn Johnson, have been selected as the 2022-2023 Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) representatives by Seward Rotary Club.  The international leadership program, sponsored by Rotary International and each Rotary District, hosts a weekend workshop event annually and each Rotary Club is encouraged to select students from its area to attend the three day leadership program.
Piper is the daughter of Dr. Russ and Rhonda Souchek of Seward and Maryn is the daughter of Brady and Dr. Jill Johnson of Seward.  Rotarian Clark Kolterman coordinated the selection process with the SHS Counselor’s office. 
This year, the students have the option of attending a summer RYLA program in July at Maranatha in central Nebraska or the traditional program in November at Camp Kitaki in southeast Nebraska.  The registration and all expenses of the program are funded by the Club for the representatives.
RYLA is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where students develop their skills as leaders while having fun and making connections.  RYLA programs happen worldwide in all 160 countries where Rotary Clubs meet and serve the community.  Benefits include connecting with leaders in the state and around the world to build communication and problem solving skills, developing and discovering strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in both their schools and communities, learning from community leaders, inspirational speakers and peer mentors, unlocking the student’s potential to turn motivation into action and to have fun and form lasting relationships in other communities. 
The RYLA program features presentations, activities and workshops on a variety of leadership topics.  It was developed by Rotary to prepared underclassmen in high school to develop and hone their leadership potential, create problem solving strategies and to learn ethical business practices.  The program also helps the students to learn more about Rotary International and the work of Rotary worldwide.
Congratulations to Piper and Maryn!