Story by C. Richard Campbell
Photograph by Tim FitzGerald
Rotary Changeover Meeting
Port Dover Yacht Club
June 20, 2023
Mike Cobb, Chair of The Rotary Club of Simcoe Gord Watts Scholarship Committee announced that the 2023 scholarship of $ 1,500.00  has been awarded to Keira Popp of Scotland, Ontario.  She will graduate from Waterford District High School.  Popp will be studying Visual and Creative Arts at Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario this September.  It is a four-year program.   
Rotarian Mike Cobb presenting 2023 Gord Watts Scholarship winner Kiera Popp with what looks like a cheque
The Gord Watts Scholarship was established in 2012 to honor Gord Watts, who passed away in 2007.  Gord Watts was a long-time Rotarian active in all areas of the Club.  He had a dental practice in Simcoe for a number of years but was also an accomplished artist, and active in the Lynnwood Arts Centre.  The scholarship is awarded yearly to deserving students graduating from a Norfolk County high school who plan a post-secondary education in the interdisciplinary fine arts.