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18 local high school students awarded $27,000 by Santa Maria Rotary Club

ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS
Some of the students awarded scholarships by the Santa Maria Rotary Club Breakfast

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary Club has selected its scholarship recipients who will receive awards ranging from $500 to $2000.

Students from all local high schools applied for the scholarships, including St. Joseph High School, Pioneer Valley High School, Santa Maria High School, Valley Christian Academy, Righetti High School and Orcutt Academy High School.

Committee member Mike Gibson said,  "With 65 applications to consider, the need is as great as ever and it was difficult making the selections. While we were happy to give out 18 scholarships, we only wish we had more dollars to award."

Congratulations to the high school recipients!

Vocational Scholarships - $1,000 each

  • Cristiana Flores – Ernest Righetti High School
  • Anthony Olson – Orcutt Academy High School
  • Adrian Pacheco – Orcutt Academy High School

Hancock College Bound Student Scholarships- $500 each renewable

  • Ivan Carranza – Santa Maria High School
  • Keren Chi Mejia – Ernest Righetti High School
  • Coral Garcia – Orcutt Academy High School
  • Isaiah Moon – Ernest Righetti High School

Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary Memorial Scholarships - $2,000 each

  • Adrianne Lambert  – Orcutt Academy High School
  • Jennifer Lopez-Martinez  – Santa Maria High School

Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary Support Awards- $2,000 each

  • Miranda Angulo – Ernest Righetti High School
  • Julia Galloway – St. Joseph High School
  • Isabel Guerrero – Orcutt Academy High School
  • Kai Karamitsos – Ernest Righetti High School
  • Angelica Martinez Ruiz – Pioneer Valley High School
  • Sammi Morinini – St. Joseph High School
  • Hayley Parker – Orcutt Academy High School
  • Erick Pinedo Tovar – Pioneer Valley High School
  • Cristian Ramirez Morales – Santa Maria High School

The Rotary Club of Santa Maria Breakfast is one of over 35,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide.

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