Soroptimist International of Modesto honored 13 women, including high school seniors, at its annual Women's Recognition and Scholarship Awards Reception.
Two of the seniors are Victoria Kennedy of Modesto High School and Sarah Harden of Downey High School. Each will receive $500. This award is presented to a young woman 14 to 17 who volunteers action in her community or school. It is in honor of the president of the first Soroptimist club, Violet Richardson.
Other Soroptimist scholarship winners are Kareli Morfin of Modesto High School, and Valerie Rose and Jesika Sarhadi, both of Davis High School. Each will be awarded $1,000.
This scholarship is given to deserving graduating high school seniors for their achievements and academic abilities to help them as they continue their education at a college or university.
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