On March 7, 2019 at the Roswell Rotary Club meeting, Alexis Seith, a Senior at Centennial High School, received the first Power of One Scholarship. The Power of One Scholarship was created in honor of Roswell Rotarian Dave McCleary to recognize a Roswell student who has demonstrated the power of one person to do good in the world. Alexis was awarded $1500 from the Roswell Rotary Club. Alexis shared her power of one story with the club. After years of being a Girl Scout, she and her friends wondered if they were in the club just to have fun or to make a difference. Alexis wanted to make a difference.
After interviewing her grandfather who is a Vietnam War veteran, a seed was planted in her heart for veterans coming home from active duty. To spread awareness, she traveled, camera in hand, to the Veteran’s Empowerment Organization (VEO) in Atlanta and interviewed several veterans struggling with homelessness. She edited and posted a documentary video online and built a website detailing the specific problems veterans in Atlanta face, and the ways that an average person could help. She, then, started a club Students Serving Veterans at Centennial High School. The club collects supplies for veterans and delivers them to VEO. So far this year, Students Serving Veterans has collected over 1000 supplies for VEO. Alexis truly demonstrated how the power of one person can make a difference in the lives of many. Congratulations Alexis!