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Scholarship 2010 (Valdez)

March 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Elba Valdéz is our 2nd scholarship winner for 2010

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American club, Inc. awarded $500 scholarship to Elba Valdez.  Elba was born in Stuart of Mexican descendant and is attending Martin County High School with a 3.3 GPA.   Elba lives with her parents Jesus and Bertha Valdéz in Stuart.  She also plans to study Physical Therapy at Indian River State College.   This year Scholarship Committee members are as follows: Fund Raiser; Lydi Pallares, Director, Herman Santa, Nancy Rozon and Isa Bryson.  The Board of Directors are: Jimmy Rivera; President, Nancy Rozon; Vice President, Al Feliciano; Secretary; Ron Bryson; Treasurer and Mary Figliola; Director.

Applicants must the following eligibility for consideration.  Students must be a senior from Martin or St. Lucie County public High School and resident of either county.  Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA), financial need and demonstrate a pattern of community service.  Students from low income families are encouraged to participate. Applicants must submit an essay written in Spanish on why they feel they should be considered. Letters of recommendation are accepted.

Elba Valdéz, winner of the scholarship 2010

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Scholarship 2010 (Gomez)

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Marisol Gómez awarded $500 scholarship

By Herman Santa

Ft. Pierce student Marisol Gómez recently was awarded $500 scholarship.  She was born in Mexico and lives in Ft. Pierce with her parents Armando Gómez and Estela Camargo.  Ten years ago, when she came to the United States she didn’t speak any English and now she can master not only the English language but also the Spanish.  She is the first one of seven children that will graduate from High School.  Marisol is attending Fort Pierce Central High School with a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) and she is pursuing a career in Business Management at the University of Johnson and Wales.

This year Scholarship Committee members are as follows: Fund Raiser; Lydi Pallares, Director, Herman Santa, Nancy Rozon and Isa Bryson.  The Board of Directors are: Jimmy Rivera; President, Nancy Rozon; Vice President, Al Feliciano; Secretary; Ron Bryson; Treasurer and Mary Figliola; Director.

Marisol Gómez, winner of Scholarship 2010

Donation-Support Our Troops 2010

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SACI Donates to our troops

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. started to collect non perishable articles to help our troop.  Kathy and Mary Figliola from the committee “Support our Troops” started to collect the items at the Mardi Gras Party and they will be collecting more items at the April 24th event. 

They are collecting non perishable items, such as canned goods, toiletry items, soap, lip balm, hand sanitizers, creams, socks, wet wipes, etc.

These items will help our troops so please donate as they are counting on us.  Thank you for your donations.

L to R: Kathy Rivera and Mary Figliola with some items collected for our troops.