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Scholarship Award 2014

May 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club awards scholarships

By Herman Santa

For the 22nd consecutive year, the Spanish American Club, Inc. has awarded scholarships to 36 students. Since beginning the program in 1993, the club has given more than $20,000 to help area students. The awards are presented each year by the club and are based on grades, academic accomplishments and economic needs.

Antonett was born in Lima, Perú. Her parents, Martinela Alvarado was born in Chiclayo Perú, and her step father Stence Joseph was born in Oregon, USA. They are now living in Stuart. She graduated from South Fork High School. Antonett is attending University of Central Florida. She will major in Computer Science and she would like to pursue a career as an Engineer.

The second recipient was Samuel Villa, who was born in Guerrero, México. Samuel received a high School diploma (GED) from Indian River State College and is currently attending the same college and will be majoring in horticulture and landscape.

They were interviewed by the scholarship committee and were asked several questions concerning their goals and objectives and why they deserved the scholarships. They were selected from more that 11 students who applied for the scholarship of the club.  The scholarship committee is chaired by Herman Santa and co-chaired by Nancy Rozon, Dr. Joseph Wasdovich, Fe Valderuten, Melissa Bonet and Isa Bryson.

The following members are part of the board of directors: Carlos Bonet, president; Nancy Rozon, vice president; Melissa Bonet, secretary; Ron Bryson, treasurer; Tony Colón, public relations; Fe Vallderuten, director; and Al Feliciano, substitute. For more information please visit

Photo #1: Left Edwin R. Massey, Ph.D. presenting a diploma to Samuel Villa 2014 Scholarship winner.

Photo #2:L to R: Fe Vall de Ruten, Isa Bryson, Herman Santa, Nancy Rozon and Melissa Bonet

Photo #3: Antonett Nunez 2014 Scholarship winner