2015 Rotary Academic Scholarship Award Winners

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

2015 Academic Scholarships ...


Provident -Salierno Music Scholarship Award Winners

This scholarship is for students interested in pursuing a music career

This year the scholarships have been awarded to:

Mason Alejandro Gallegos - Golden West High School

Mason plans on pursuing a degree in Choral Education at Fresno State.  He wants to become a teacher in California and hopes to introduce low-income children and their families to the experiences music can bring to life.  He is the oldest (and the first) in his family of four children to attend college.  His mother has always told him “I may not have a college degree right now, but someday I'll have four” She would have at least one college degree from each of her children to hang on her wall.
Kristin Morales - Mt Whitney High School

Kristin is planning to attend /the Academy of Music/Dance Performing Arts (AMDA) in Long Beach, CA.  His passion is musical theater and he hopes to someday become a Broadway actor or a scriptwriter. 

Sabrina Boggs - Redwood High School
Sabrina will be attending either Fresno Pacific University or UCLA this coming fall.  Her career goal is to be a violinist.  Not only has she been in Advanced Orchestra her entire high school career, She has played in the COS, Tulare County and State Symphonies and Orchestras as well as directing her own quartet. Her musical achievements are balanced with high academic achievements including leading CSF as President.

Michelle Donald - El Diamonte High School
Michelle plans to become a musician and a therapist, and will be attending CSU Long Beach. She has participated in All-State honor bands and the National Flute Association's High School Flute Choir, The Wyndfall Flute Choir, The COS youth Symphony and many other musical activities and organizations.  She has musical talent well beyond her young age and a superior academic achievements as well.

Katie Hunt - Tulare Union High School
Katie plans to attend COS before transferring to a four year University to become a Music Educator. She has been an intern for Cherry Avenue Music Department, a member of the band for four years, a piano and trumpet player, in many musical theater productions, her leadership roles have inspired her to her goal to become a teacher.
We wish each of these talented young recipients much success as they move on to college and in the future pursuit of their musical careers.

The Dwelle Four Year Scholarship

There were many excellent candidates who applied for this scholarship. It is a four year academic scholarship for a Redwood High School Student, and it is always a complicated process to choose the recipient from among the many qualified applicants. This year's winner is Erika Grace Salgado-Reyna. Erika has been very involved in her school and community, assuming leadership roles as French Club President, Academic Decathlon, California Scholarship Federation, Treasurer of MEChA, the Baking Club and Skills USA. She is very involved with the City Library and has been throughout her school years here in Visalia, including helping with the Teen Summer Reading Program, the Veterans History Project, raising money for Food Link, and further volunteering at the County Library. She plans on becoming a book editor after completing her education at CSU Fullerton.
Erika has demonstrated resiliency, focus and perseverance throughout her school years here in Visalia and we wish her much success as she begins her college career.