Laguna Beach Rotary Club honors Charles Besso as October Student of the Month

Laguna Beach Rotary Club has awarded its October Student of the Month Award to Laguna Beach High School Student, Charles Besso, in the field of Visual Arts.

The Student of the Month receives $500 at graduation. Ward Blackburn says, “When I joined the club almost 30 years ago, the award was $100. I’m glad we’ve kept up with inflation!”

Laguna Beach Besso

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(L-R) Sarah Campbell Besso (mother), Charles, Bridget Beaudry-Porter (LBHS instructor), and Anthony Besso (father)

According to the club’s website, “The Rotary is ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things by connecting with other Rotarians.”

      Charles Besso loves to paint and enjoys trying various art forms. He is also interested in environmental studies and plans on attending a four-year college after graduation. 

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