Scholarship winners

The Yuma Elks Lodge 476 presented a record 14 scholarships to 13 local students. The scholarships came from past exalted rulers and the Elks National Foundation. Students plan to attend Arizona Western College, University of Arizona, University of Southern California, Yale and Harvard.

Pictured (from left in photo above) are Gary Gist, exalted ruler; Joan Cendejas, past exalted ruler president; Samantha Nieto; Bailey Navy; Araceli Padilla; Saul Diaz; Kevin Espinoza; Alvaro Hernandez; Abiela Conde; Jillian Kravitz; Jose Monjardin; Leilani Wesley; Jackie Kravitz and John Kinnel, scholarship committee. Not pictured are Anny Zhen, Briana Terrazas and Mariana Valencia.

Student gov’t reps elected

Arizona Western College recently elected their Student Government Association (SGA) representatives for the 2019-20 school year. SGA is an organized body of students that represents their peers by advocating student concerns, promoting a community atmosphere and improving student life by providing a variety of activities.

Pictured (from left in photo above) are Wasi Musonde, vice president of public relations; Margoth Soto, vice president of records; Melissa Navarrete, vice president of programming; Jennifer Rivera, vice president of finance; Olivia Garcia, vice president of development; Fatima Covarrubias, president; and Juan Alcocer, vice president of student health and safety.

Gladys Herrera

Cibola High School student Gladys Herrera was recently accepted into the Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Institute June 2-8 at Arizona State University.

The CCLI seeks to improve access to higher education for Arizona high school sophomores and juniors by providing, at no cost to students, a variety of enriching experiences emphasizing leadership development and civic engagement, while advocating for the completion of high school, attending college and educational opportunities at ASU.

Since 1995, more than 1,300 students have benefited from participating in the program.

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