Ashley Rush and Karli Hudson were the January Youth Rotars for the Rotary Club of Black River Falls.
Both are seniors at the Black River Falls High School. Youth Rotars are selected by their school and Rotary as
representatives of “good citizens” in both their school and their community. Youth Rotars spend one month
attending the Rotary Club’s meetings and give reports on school events. At their last meeting, they are
presented with the Black River Falls Rotary Club’s flag. The Youth Rotar Program runs from September
through May with two representatives each month, except the month of December.
Ashley is the daughter of Tammy and Jon Rush. She has one sister, one brother, three dogs and one cat. In
school, Ashley is involved in Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, Spanish Club,
Technology Team, and Swim Team. She is also a Hockey Manager and a Jackson Electric Youth
Ambassador. She currently works at Co-op Credit Union as a Member Service Representative. Outside of
school and work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping and boating in the summer and
figure skating and snowmobiling in the winter. Ashley plans on becoming a Teacher and eventually an
Assistant Principal or Principal at a school.
Karli is the daughter of Kristi and Darin Hudson. She has one younger sister, two horses and one dog. In
school, Karli is involved in Track and Field. She is also part of the Black River Falls Trailblazers 4-H Club, the
Jackson County 4-H Horse Project and she is part of the Summer Volunteen Program at Black River Memorial
Hospital. She currently works at K-9 Country Lodge. In her free time she enjoys riding and training her
horses, reading and spending time with family and friends. Karli plans on attending the University of
Minnesota Rochester in the fall for Health Sciences and hopes to continue on to Medical School with the goal
of becoming a surgeon.
The Rotary Club of Black River Falls is part of an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people all
over the world. Its purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian
services, encourage high ethical standards and to advance goodwill and peace throughout the world. The Club
meets every Monday at noon at the Skyline Golf Course. For more information visit www.brfrotary.org or find
the club on Facebook.