On Tuesday, May 21, Steve Ryan, of the Whitewater Kiwanis Breakfast Club, presented certificates of recognition and $100 to each of the following students for their excellence at Whitewater High School: Broderick Frye and Bennett Miles. The Club also donated $4,679 to the Whitewater Unified School District to pay for summer school busing for English Language Learners (ELL).
The Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club is made up of dedicated volunteers who help children in the Whitewater community and the world, all with 100 percent of funds raised going directly to projects and zero to administrative costs. Each year, the club distributes approximately $20,000, with over half going to the Whitewater Unified School District, including Ferradermis, Summer School Transportation, shoes for students, Badger Boys State and Badger Girls State, and scholarships. Kiwanis helped to build and maintain the Flowing Well Shelter, the shelter and accessible playground at Starin Park and Treyton’s Field of Dreams, the WHS football field lights and press box, as well as adopting a highway to clean up. In addition, the group donates to the Whitewater Youth Soccer Club, the Friends of the Whitewater Aquatic Center Family Partnership Fund, the Whitewater Food Pantry, Bethel House and more.
Funds are raised through annual Pancake Breakfasts that have been served continuously since the 1950s, the Discover Whitewater Series Half-Marathon Pancake Breakfast since it began, and yearly poinsettia and lily plant sales. More information can be found on the Whitewater Kiwanis Breakfast Club Facebook page.
Broderick Frye and his parents, with Steve Ryan, of the Whitewater Kiwanis Breakfast Club, and Nathan O’Shaughnessy and Mike Lovenberg, of Whitewater High School.
Bennett Miles and his parents, with Steve Ryan, of the Whitewater Kiwanis Breakfast Club, and Nathan O’Shaughnessy and Mike Lovenberg, of Whitewater High School.
Mark Elworthy, District Administrator, and Lanora Heim, Director of Pupil Services, both of the Whitewater Unified School District, accepted a donation for summer school bus funding for ELL students. Whitewater Breakfast Club Treasurer Rick Norman presented the check on behalf of Kiwanis.