Christine Pinney, Rotary District Chair of RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), and member of the Rotary Club of Bedford, gave a sparkling account of the ins and outs of RYLA.  With an assist from committee member Bob Dowd, she enumerated the many ways the 3-day RYLA conference expands the leadership potential of high school sophomores. The program includes a variety of challenges and sessions, which allow students to learn about themselves and others. They engage with small and large groups in a program created by student input. Bob noted the close relationship of Interact to RYLA. The 2022 session will be held June 24, 25, and 26 at Fitchburg State College. Each club is limited to sending 10 students at a cost of $300 per student. In all, there will be 200 students and many volunteers attending this “life-changing” event.