Rotary Club Awards Youth Merit Scholars

Youth Merit Scholars Tanner Borum and Nikki French with Rotary President Rip Lebkuecher.

The Hendersonville Rotary Club awarded its monthly Youth Merit Scholar Awards to Hendersonville High School seniors Tanner Borum and Nikki French, who were introduced by Rotarian Michel Owens. Borum’s passion is music and he plays cello in the concert band and is the head field commander for the Commando’s marching band. He plans to attend Belmont University and study Music Education. French is captain of the volleyball team, a National Honor Society member, and also enjoys music and art. She plans to spend a year traveling around the U.S. and possibly abroad with Job Corps before deciding on an education path. 

In addition to the Youth Merit Scholar awards, the Hendersonville Rotary Club supports Sumner County education in a number of other ongoing projects including Educator of the Month awards, Scholarships to Volunteer State, the Wally Nichols Memorial Scholarship, mentoring at risk students, weekend backpack programs, Dictionaries for Third Graders, Wheels In Motion, Rotary Youth Exchange, RYLA, Interact, Rotaract, and Compass. More information on the Hendersonville Rotary Club can be found at