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June 17, 2019 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive one of the six club’s 2019 scholarship awards. The recipient is Catherine Ferreira of Ft. Pierce.

Catherine Ferreira was born in Venezuela.  Her parents Jesus Ferreira and Hailing Ramos were born in Venezuela.  She is now living with her parents in Ft. Pierce. Catherine attended Fort Pierce Central High School. This fall she will continue her Associate Degree in Indian River State College, then will transfer to Embry Riddle Aerospace University in Daytona Beach. She will be majoring in Aerospace Engineering and Astronomy.  She would like to work with Boeing or Space X and get into the research field.

This year scholarship committee Chair by Nancy Rozon and Co-chair by Elizabeth Mejía, María McCutheon and Pamela Peña along with the board of directors Carlos Bonet, President; Al Feliciano, Vice President; Evelyn Carrillo, Secretary; Josephine Guadalupe, Treasurer; Vivian Megaro, Public Relations Director: Nancy Rozon, Vocal Director; Mary Figliola, Substitute Director did a magnificent job selecting the students and running the program smoothly. The committee selected the students for their achievements, trustworthiness, character, responsibility, fairness and academics.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for low-income students. Over the past 27 years, the club has awarded more than $32,000 in scholarships to 47 Hispanic senior of Martin and St. Lucie counties. The board raises money for the scholarships by having 50/50 raffles at the monthly dance parties. The board also organizes other events such as picnics, cruises and garage sales. The committees organize events such as bowling, golf and dominoes tournaments. The Golf Group plays golf every Friday at The Saints Golf Course in Port St. Lucie.  They hold a 50/50 raffle on the last Friday of the month. The Bowling Group plays every Monday at 6:00 P.M. at the Saint Lucie Lanes. The bowling group has a 50/50 raffle on the first Monday of the month.

The mission of the club is to promote friendship and solidarity among its members, neighbors and other non profit organizations of the Treasure Coast through cultural, social, civic, charity and sports activities to promote knowledge of the Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art and folklore.

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Scholarship Award 2019

June 5, 2019 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) awards scholarships

By Herman Santa

Six extraordinary graduating seniors from St. Lucie County public High Schools were recently recognized at this year’s Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI). This year’s recipients were Laura Mejia, Ruby Martinez, Catherine Ferreira, Alejandra Lopez, Marilyn Rancel and Jaisen R. Gonzalez.

Laura Mejia

Laura Mejia was born in Texas. Her parents were born in Antioquia, Colombia and now she is living with her mother Adriana P. Molina in Ft. Pierce. Laura attends Fort Pierce Central High School. This fall she will continue her studies and begin the bachelor’s program at Indian River State College. She plans to major in Business Administration and her biggest goal is to one day open her own business and give back to the community.

Ruby Martinez

Ruby Martinez was born in Ft. Pierce. Her parents Rodolfo and Maria Martinez were born in Mexico and now they are living in Ft. Pierce. Ruby attended Fort Pierce Central High School. This fall she will be majoring in Pre Dental and then afterwards she will apply into Dental Hygiene at Indian River State College.

Catherine Ferreira

Catherine Ferreira was born in Venezuela.  Her parents Jesus Ferreira and Hailing Ramos were born in Venezuela.  She is now living with her parents in Ft. Pierce. Catherine attended Fort Pierce Central High School. This fall she will continue her Associate Degree in Indian River State College, then will transfer to Embry Riddle Aerospace University in Daytona Beach. She will be majoring in Aerospace Engineering and Astronomy.  She would like to work with Boeing or Space X and get into the research field.

Marilyn Rancel

Marilyn Rancel was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.  Her father Guiomar Rancel was born in Puerto Rico and her mother Dora Gallego was born in Colombia.  Marilyn is now living with her parents in Port St. Lucie.  Marilyn graduated from St. Lucie Centennial High School. This fall she will continue her education in Nursing at Indian River State College and become a Nurse.  She would like to start her own business after graduating from Nursing school.

Alejandra Lopez

Alejandra Lopez was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.  Her mother Marta de la Cruz was born in Mexico.  She is now living with her mother in Ft. Pierce.  Alejandra attended Ft. Pierce Central High School. This fall she will attend Indian River State College. She will be majoring in Criminal Justice  and become a Police Officer.  After graduating she will be working in her community and will continue her education to help stop crime around the world.

 

Jaisen Gonzalez

Jaisen was born in Bronx, New York.  His father Richard and his mother Jessica were born in Puerto Rico.  He is now living with her parents in Pt. St. Lucie. Jaisen attended St. Lucie Centennial High School. This fall he will attend University of Central Florida for his Associate Degree.  He would like to transfer to the Florida State University to complete his Criminology Degree and then would attend Quantico to become an FBI agent for Behavioral Analysis.

This year scholarship committee Chair by Nancy Rozon and Co-chair by Elizabeth Mejia, María McCutheon and Pamela Peña along with the board of directors Carlos Bonet, President; Al Feliciano, Vice President; Evelyn Carrillo, Secretary; Josephine Guadalupe, Treasurer; Vivian Megaro, Public Relations Director: Nancy Rozon, Vocal Director; Mary Figliola, Substitute Director did a great job selecting students from different countries.

Over the past 26 years, the club has awarded more than $36,000 in scholarships to 54 seniors of Martin and St. Lucie counties.  SACI was the first Hispanic social, civic and sport club to award scholarships to Hispanic seniors from Martin and St. Lucie Counties public High Schools. Today, the nonprofit club continues to embrace diversity and give all members of the community an equal chance to pursue their dreams.

The mission of the club is to promote friendship and solidarity among its members, neighbors and other institutions of the Treasure Coast through charitable, cultural, social and civic activities to promote knowledge. Throughout the year, the members meet once a month to socialize, dine and dance.  For information regarding the club, visit our websitehttp://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.

Scholarship Committee: From left María McCuthion, Elizabeth Mejía, Nancy Rozon and Pam Peña

 

 

Photo #1 Photo # 3 Scholarship Award Night at Ft. Pierce Central High School May. 15, 2019.From left María McCutheon, Pam Peña, Alejandra López-De Cruz, Ruby Martinez, Laura Mejía, Nancy Rozon and Elizabeth Mejía

Photo #2 Scholarship Award Night at on June 29, 2019 at the Disabled American Veterans Club.  From left Pamela Peña, Nancy Rozon, Elizabeth Mejía, Jaisen González, Alejandra López-De La Cruz.

Photo # 3 Scholarship Committee 2019 From left María McCuthion, Elizabeth Mejía, Nancy Rozon and Pam Peña

The Spanish American Club, Inc. otorga 6 becas a estudiantes hispanos

Por Herman Santa

La Junta de Directores del Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) seleccionó a seis estudiantes hispanos del condado de St. Lucie. Las becas honran a los estudiantes hispanos que se distinguen por sus talentos académicos en el último año en las Escuelas Superiores de los Condados de Martín y St. Lucie.

Desde su fundación en 1992, el club ha otorgado becas a 54 estudiantes con un total de más de $36,000. Los recipientes este año son: Laura Mejia ,Ruby Martinez, Catherine Ferreira, Marilyn Rancel, Alejandra Lopez y Jaisen Gonzalez.

Laura Mejia nació en Texas. Su mamá nació en Antioquia, Colombia y ahora vive con su mamá Adriana P. Molina in Ft. Pierce. Laura se graduó de Fort Pierce Central High School. Este otoño ella planea continuar sus estudios en el Indian River State College. Laura piensa graduarse en Administracion de negocios y su meta es algún dia abrir su propio negocio y aportar a la comunidad hispana en el área.

Ruby Martinez nació en Fort Pierce. Los padres de Ruby Rodolfo y María Martinez nacieron en México y ahora viven en Ft. Pierce. Ruby se graduó de Fort Pierce Central High School. Este otoño ella piensa continuar sus estudios en Pre Dental y después Dental Hygiene en Indian River State College.

Catherine Ferreira nació en Venezuela.  Los padres de Catherine  Jesus Ferreira y Hailing Ramos nacieron en Venezuela.  Ellos ahora viven en Ft. Pierce. Catherine se graduó de Fort Pierce Central High School. Este otoño ella piensa continuar sus estudios “Associate Degree” en Indian River State College y después piensa continuar sus estudios en Embry Riddle Aerospace University en Daytona Beach. Ella estudiará Ingeniería Aerospacial y Astronomía.  Despué que se gradue le gustaría trabajar para Boeing o Space X en el campo de research field.

Marilyn Rancel Nació en Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Su padre Guiomar Rancel nació en Puerto Rico y su madre Dora Gallego nació en ColombiaMarilyn ahora está viviendo con sus padres en Port St. Lucie.  Marilyn se graduó de St. Lucie Centennial High School. Este otoño ella estudiará en Indian River State College. Ella estudiará enfermería y algún dia le gustaría tener su propio negocio.

Alejandra López nació en Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.  La mamá Marta de la Cruz nació en México.  Ellaahora está viviendo con su mamá en Ft. Pierce.  Alejandra estudió en Ft. Pierce Centra High School. Este otoño ella continuará sus estudios en Indian River State College. She will be majoring in Criminal Justice  and become a Police Officer.  Después de su graduación trabajará en su comunidad y continuará sus estudios para ayudar a parar el crimen en todo el mundo.

Jaisen Gonzalez nacio en Bronk, New York.   Su papá Richard y su mamá Jessica González nacieron en Puerto Rico.  Jaisen ahora vive con sus padres en Pt. St. Lucie. Jaisen estudió en St. Lucie Centennial High School. Este otoño estudiará para obtener su Associate Degree en University of Central Florida. Jaisen estudiará Criminología en Florida State University y después estudiará en Quantico para ser certificado como un FBI agent en Behavioral Analysis.