The Rotary Club of Bastrop County currently holds an educational project conducted in cooperation with participating Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville public schools in their History, English or Social Studies classes. Students in 9th or 10th grade will participate in the program through research, classroom lectures, discussions and finally writing an essay that will be graded by the teachers and submitted to the Bastrop Rotary Club for judging. See this year's winners.