Soroptimists deliver scholarships to 4 local seniors

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Kennedy Perry receives a visit by Soroptimist International of San Jacinto-Hemet Valley members who deliver a $1,000 scholarship as well as a gift basket and lawn sign. Valley News/Soroptimist International of San Jacinto-Hemet Valley photo
Four local seniors received some financial assistance for college from Soroptimist International of San Jacinto-Hemet Valley because of their dedication to community service. Celina Abushawish of Tahquitz High School, Mariam Mekhael of Western Center Academy, Kennedy Perry of Hemet High School and Diana Sagastume of Hemet High School were chosen among 35 applicants to receive scholarships from the nonprofit, which is a branch of Soroptimist International of the Americas. Blind judging was done via Zoom, a first in the organization’s long history of awarding scholarships. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Traci Sanchez, the group’s president, and Linda Burke, co-chair of the scholarship committee, recognized the recipients with lawn signs, baskets of treats and award certificates whic
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