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Scholarship 2016 (Ramos)

May 23, 2016 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

IMG_1571The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive the club’s 2016 scholarship award.  The recipient is Ariana Ramos of Port St. Lucie.

Ariana M. Ramos was born in Puerto Rico. Her parents, Raul Ramos and Iris Perez are both natives of Puerto Rico. Ariana graduated from Treasure Coast High School in Port St. Lucie. She will attend Indian River State College and will major in Criminal Justice. She would like to pursue a career as an Attorney.

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.