Shamarya Robinson selected as guest speaker for Junior Rotarians


Robinson delivers speech at Rotary luncheon.

Sydney Crews

Acts of service are not new to senior Shamarya Robinson. She is the president of the Key Club at Williamsport Area High School and has led her club to a new era. Robinson was focused on upholding the pillars of the Key Club such as goodwill, integrity, and, most of all, service. Not only does the school recognize her commitment to those pillars, but the Williamsport community does as well. In fact, Robinson was recently selected to speaker at the Junior Rotation luncheon held at the Genetti Hotel in honor of its 2023 inductees.

The Rotary Club recognized elementary and middle school students from local districts who were selected by their schools for demonstrating potential as a future leader. The Rotary Club promotes service to community, and the students were selected for showing dedication to school and community.  The Rotarians also invite several local high school students who have exemplified service and commitment to school and community to speak to the inductees.

Robinson spoke about how service plays a role in her life and how that service has guided her to the career path she’s chosen.

Robinson spoke about what leadership means to her. “I think a big part of being a leader is being able to recognize that there are those around you that have potential and can go far as well.”

Robinson emphasized that leadership is about building a team environment. “It was so great to see the younger students and know that we have a bright future ahead of us.”

“Shamarya’s speech was outstanding,” Williamsport Area High School principal Dr. Ross said.

A true leader exudes dedication, commitment, and determination. Williamsport Area High School will lose a great leader when Shamarya heads to Johns Hopkins University in the fall.