The Rotary Club of Pleasanton has awarded 12 Pleasanton high school students scholarships totaling $31,950, with another $3,000 in scholarship funding given to three students by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton North.
Together, these two clubs, along with a third — Tri-Valley Evening Rotary — have provided millions of dollars in funds and services, including nearly $1 million in scholarships to Pleasanton students in recent years. The clubs are also known for the thousands of wheelchairs members have contributed and personally distributed in Mexico and South America to those in need of mobility.
Nancy Harrington, who with her husband Gary is an advocate and contributor for public art in Pleasanton, named this year’s scholarship winners at a luncheon of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton, where I am also a member. They are Bryce Taylor, Matthew Reyes, Amrit Singh, Martha Vazquez, Francisco Flores, Jason Roney, Jordan Plumridge, Kimberly Snyder, Mariah Raygoza, Jason Castro, Abigail Richardson and Ivan Ramos. The funds were raised through the club’s 2016 annual Father’s Day Run.
In addition, the club — also known as the Downtown Rotary Club — awarded five Pleasanton college juniors and seniors scholarships totaling $11,000. These students are Angelica Flores, Mahi Nagar, Isabel Ashley, Lauren Liao and Cheyenne Harper. Harrington said these funds came from private donations.
Scholarships given by Pleasanton North Rotary North went to Mikayla Tran, recipient of the club’s Chuck Pickens Scholarship; Audrey Goodman, the Stephen Parker Scholarship, and Madison Cring, the Robin Barnett Scholarship.
Mark Linsky, the club’s youth services director, said the scholarships…
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