MANA de Imperial Valley Awards More than $12,000 in scholarships to Imperial Valley Students

Twenty-four local high school graduates will receive the MANA scholarship and one Imperial Valley College student is the recipient of the Elsa Downs Memorial Nursing Scholarship.

El CENTRO, CA – The Imperial Valley Chapter of MANA, a National Latina Organization announced this week that it has selected twenty-four local Latina high school graduates to receive the Imperial Valley Chapter College and University Scholarship in the amount of $500 and one individual will receive the Elsa Downs Memorial Nursing Scholarship. MANA de Imperial Valley is committed to supporting Latinas in furthering their education and in recognizing outstanding students in Imperial County. The community’s support at the Las Primeras Awards Gala and Scholarship Fundraiser this past year has allowed MANA to raise the funds necessary for local scholarships and provide them to young Latinas who are pursuing higher education. MANA de Imperial Valley will be hosting a reception on Wednesday, June 16th at 9:00 a.m. at the Steppling Art Gallery on the San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus in Calexico to award the scholarships to the recipients.
Ruth Montenegro, MANA President stated, “MANA de Imperial Valley is excited to announce the 2010 MANA Scholarship recipients. The annual scholarship reception is one of the most rewarding events we have all year because as MANA members we get to meet with the scholarship recipients and congratulate the students for their hard work and accomplishments. As MANA de Imperial Valley members we are excited to see that many of this year’s recipients will be pursuing degrees in nontraditional careers for women in the sciences such as medicine, biology, neuroscience and structural engineering.” This year’s students will be attending public and private colleges and universities like the University of California, San Diego; Brown University; University of California, Santa Cruz; University of California, Santa Barbara; University of San Diego; St. John’s University and San Diego State University among others.
The 2010 MANA Scholarship was made available to Latina high school graduates who met the following requirements: have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent); have plans to enroll full-time in a degree seeking program at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution during the 2010-2011 academic year; have community service/school activities involvement and all candidates must have demonstrated leadership and civic/community involvement.

Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst

After his first two starts in the majors, Stephen Strasburg appears to be everything he was built up to be.

The Washington Nationals right-hander is 2-0 with a 2.19 ERA in his first week in the big leagues. Strasburg, the Nationals and baseball’s No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft, has 22 strikeouts to go with five walks while allowing six hits and three runs in 12.1 innings pitched.