The Rotary Club of Weston recently awarded scholarships to 53 seniors from Cypress Bay and Western high schools, The Sagemont School, and Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth (HANDY). Students received their awards at the annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast ceremony.
The scholarship program is one of the Rotary Club of Weston’s largest community service projects. Over the last 30 years, it has given away more than $1 million to deserving students. A record amount of $180,000 was awarded this year. Most of the money was raised from the Rotary’s annual WestonLawyers.com Golf Classic. In addition, the Weston Rotary partnered with the Broward Education Foundation to provide one four-year scholarship for tuition and fees and ten two-year scholarships for tuition and fees.
“Awarding scholarships to area students fits perfectly with the Rotary Club of Weston’s mission to provide services to youth and families in our community,” said Michael Freedland, tournament sponsor and co-chair. “We look forward to this every year because it helps so many worthy young people.”
This year’s Rotary Scholarship recipients are: Tiffany Alaimo, Kristen Alvarenga, Mariana Ballesteros, Esperanza Bautista, Jennifer Benitez, Anya Berry, Valentina Bentancourt, Andrea Cerrato, David Cordero, Santiago Daza, Jennifer Deluna, William Fierro, Kevin Godin, Lauren Gordon, Luis Sebastian Guevara-Matwa, Camryn Hambro, Damirah Johnson, Isabela Mata, Yoselin Matute, Rachel Messer, Jashvier Moreno, Bianca Musetti, Estefania Obando, Juyeong Park, Natalia Parraguez, Syndey Pinto, Daniel Riel, Maria Rodriguez, Cynthia Rosensteel, Eden Shamir, Samantha Sikes, Ty’Anna Stevenson, Robert Williams and Jocelyne Yataco.
In addition, 19 Students of the Month also received scholarships. Congratulations to Daniel Acosta, Anya Berry, Gabe Caballero, Mahima Chandler, Jacob Cimerberg, Morgan Comite, Lucas Cordova, Rachel Dagen, Dylan Davis, Rachel Geller, Maria Jaramillo, Corey Kochman, Benjamin Leach, Eli Neer, Cynthia Rosensteel, Adina Tuchman, Brooke Weirda, Jacob Wilentz, and Alexa Young.
The scholarships are awarded based on financial need, student achievement, and community service. The students chosen demonstrate qualities of character reflecting Rotary International’s motto of “Service Above Self”. The club asks only that the scholarship recipients someday find a way to give back.
To learn more about how you can support the 2018 Weston Golf Classic sponsored by WestonLawyers.com go to www.WestonRotary.com. The Rotary Club of Weston meets Thursdays at 7:30am at the Weston Hills Country Club.