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Scholarship 2016 (Cepeda)

May 19, 2016 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

IMG_3812The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive the club’s 2016 scholarship award. The recipient is Alexia Cepeda of Port St. Lucie.  Alexia Cepeda was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Her parents, Jose Vargas was born in Mexico and Maria Oviedo (Legal Guardian) was also born in Mexico. Alexia graduated from St. Lucie West Centennial High School in Port St. Lucie. She will attend University of Florida and will major in Biology with a Pre-Med Track. She would like to pursue a career as an Obgyn.

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; Al Feliciano, secretary; Ruben Aleman, treasurer; Ray Guadalupe, public relations; Luis Carrillo, director; and Melissa Sanchez, substitute. The following members are part of the scholarship committee: Nancy Rozon; Chair, Fe Valderuten and Melissa Sanchez, co-chairs.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for low-income Hispanic students. Over the past 24 years, the club has awarded more than $24,000 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.