Brea Garretson, daughter of Jason and Michelle Garretson, Newcomerstown, along with her classmate, Daniel Russell, son of Lee and Lynn Russell, also Newcomerstown, were selected from their Junior Class to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award conference in Warren, Feb. 24-26 at the Avalon Spa and Resort.

RYLA is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the Globe.

Each year thousands of young people participate in this program. The weekend consisted of a couple speakers, fun and informative activities, great food, and group discussions all focused on how to be a better leader.

Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and advance goodwill and peace around the world.