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Scholarship 2020 (Mendoza)

June 7, 2020 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

Itzel Mendoza

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive one of the six club’s 2020 scholarship awards. The recipient is Itzel Mendoza of Ft. Pierce.

Itzel was born in Rio Verde, San Luis Potosí, México.  Her parents are Bartolo Mendoza Dorado.  He was born in Arroyo Seco, Querétaro, México.  Her mother Ma. Del Socorro Segura Loredo.  She was born in Rio Verde, San Luis Potosí, México.  She is now living with her parents in Ft. Pierce. Itzel attended Ft. Pierce Central High School and this fall she will finish her Associates Degree at Indian River State College this summer before moving to Florida Atlantic University.  she will be majoring in Psychology, but plan to also complete another major in Early Childhood education if possible.

This year scholarship committee Chair by Nancy Rozon and Co-chair by Pamela Peña  Elizabeth Mejía and Herman Santa along with the board of directors Carlos Bonet, President; Al Feliciano, Vice President; Evelyn Carrillo, Secretary; Josephine Guadalupe, Treasurer; Vivian Megaro, Public Relations: Nancy Rozon, 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 26 years, the club has awarded more than $35,000 in scholarships to 60 High School seniors of Martin and St. Lucie counties. The board raises money for the scholarships by having garage sales, 50/50 raffles at the monthly dance parties and committee events.  The board also organizes other events such as picnics, cruises and garage sales. The committees organize events such as bowling, golf, billiard and dominoes tournaments.

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.