Three Holtville High School seniors were awarded scholarships at the Holtville Soroptimist luncheon on Tuesday afternoon. The Youth Citizenship and Violet Richardson Awards were presented to three deserving members of the senior class who exemplify community service. These young ladies were recognized for their giving hearts and involvement in worthy community causes. Receiving a $300 scholarship was Amber Shellabarger. Samantha Venegas was the recipient of the $400 scholarship. Cassie Acosta was awarded the $500 scholarship. Each girl was given an opportunity to explain a little about their community service and why they feel community is so important.
The Women’s Opportunity Award was also presented. This $750 award is given to a woman in the Imperial Valley who is striving to better life for herself and her family. Maria Lopez was the recipient of this year’s Women’s Opportunity Award. Maria graciously accepted her award and gave much credit to her mother, who was also in attendance.
These awards are presented annually by the Soroptimist International of Holtville as part of their service to the community.