The Rotary Club of Giddings awarded its 2013 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) to Milicent “Millie” Hendrix and Trenton Blansit of Giddings High School. The RYLA Award includes a six day residential leadership camp at McKinney Roughs Nature Park in Bastrop, Texas. The Rotary Club of Giddings provides all costs and transportation for their RYLA recipients to attend camp. Millie and Trenton attended camp from June 30, 2013 to July 5, 2013. RYLA provides high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to exchange ideas, opinions, and beliefs with other students in a relaxed, retreat style setting. The campers were encouraged to try new things and explore new roles. Camp activities included river rafting, a ropes course, the RYLA Olympics, talent shows, and hikes, just to name a few. In addition, while at camp, the campers performed a community service project helping an elderly Bastrop man clear his land which was damaged in the Bastrop fire. Both students said that RYLA camp was a once in a lifetime opportunity that truly changed their lives. The Rotary Club of Giddings is proud to recognize these outstanding young people.