The Overcoming Adversity Keeping Strong (OAKS) Event is an annual fundraising and scholarship program that pays tribute to students who have overcome tremendous odds to become personally and academically successful. Our 2019 event will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Rochester International Event Center. Beginning at 5 pm, there will be dinner, an evening program, and a silent auction. The purpose of the program is to raise awareness of the struggles of many students in our community and recognize their ability to overcome difficulties. The OAKS scholarship program awards deserving students from the Rochester and surrounding areas a $2,500 scholarship to attend Rochester Community and Technical College.