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Whiz Kids: Local Students Awarded Rotary Scholarships

Twelve students received their scholarships from the Monrovia Rotary Club on Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon.

Who:  Twelve students from local Monrovia schools.

Accomplishment:  Local students were awarded the Rotary scholarships, which were based on students showing commitment to their education and serving as examples to their peers.

Key To Awesomeness:  Twelve students received Rotary scholarships this week on Tuesday afternoon and Monday evening. On Tuesday afternoon, five students received scholarships. Three students (Seniors Kevin Weber and Allison Smith and Junior Abigail Beharan) received recognition for their work in the ProActive Tutoring program and were awarded with scholarship checks of $520 each. During the school year, Weber, Smith, and Beharan worked alongside tutors from Citrus College and California Polytechnic to assist high school students in PAT’s drop-in tutoring program three afternoons a week. Two students from the , Danny Alonso and Rainee Bethley, also received Academic scholarships of $1000 each on Tuesday.

On Monday evening, seven high school students were presented with Rotary Scholarships at Senior Recognition Night in the Clifton Middle School Auditorium. Academic scholarships of $1000 each went to Anthony Lopez (), Erling Eriksen (Monrovia High School), Michael Carter (Mountain Park School), and Samantha Wette (Monrovia High School). Pedro Almaraz (Monrovia High School) received a Community Service scholarship of $1000 and Nick Bueno (Monrovia High School) received the Bill Ryan football scholarship of $1000. Monrovia High School Senior Margaret Johnson received an Academic scholarship of $1000 for four years, totaling $4000.

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