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Scholarship 2018 (Weist)

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 four club’s 2018 scholarship awards. The recipient is Alexis Weist of Port St. Lucie.

Alexis Weist mother’s side of the family is American, while her fathers side of the family is from Ecuador. She lives in Port Saint Lucie and attended St.Lucie West Centennial High School. She is currently accepted and going to attend Indian River State College in the fall of 2018 and plan to major in the medical Field.

This year scholarship committee Chair by Nancy Rozon and Co-chair by Elizabeth Mejía along with the board of directors Ruben Aleman; president, Nancy Rozon; vice president, Luis Carrillo; treasurer, Giselle Borrás; secretary, Ray Guadalupe; public relations, Carlos Mejía; director and Charlie Quiles; substitute 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 Hispanic students. Over the past 26 years, the club has awarded more than $31,000 in scholarships to 46 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 members bowl 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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