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Scholarship 2015 (Perez)

Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

Juan Perez SAM_1882The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive the club’s 2015 scholarship award. The recipients is Juan Carlos Perez.

Juan Carlos Perez, was born in Guatemala. His parents, Jesus and Idolina Perez were also born in Guatemala. Juan is attending Jensen Beach High School. He will attend Indian River State College and will major in Business Administration.

The scholarship committee selected the students for their achievements, trustworthiness, character, responsibility, fairness, caring and academics. The following members are part of the board of directors: Carlos Bonet, president; Nancy Rozon, vice president; Melissa Bonet, secretary; Ron Bryson, treasurer; Tony Colón, public relations; Fe Vallderuten, director; and Al Feliciano, substitute. The following members are part of the scholarship committee: Herman Santa (Chair), Nancy Rozon, Isa Bryson, Fe Valderuten and Melissa Bonet, co-chairs.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for low-income Hispanic students. Over the past 23 years, the club has awarded more than $20,000 in scholarships to the Hispanic senior of Martin and St. Lucie counties. The board raises money for the scholarships by having monthly dance parties and organizes other events such as picnics, cruises, bowling, golf and dominoes tournaments to raise funds for the scholarship and to run the club.

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