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By LuAnn Schindler
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Potential and promise

Latinx students contemplate life after high school

 

November 17, 2022

LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Scholarship • Jane Shanahan, with the Jesusita and Santos Courage and Fortitude Fund, presents a scholarship to Olga Mendoza, Nov. 9. Mendoza was nominated for the Gallery of Stars at last month's Latino Summit in Columbus.

As a freshman, Olga Mendoza watched several Latinx students receive scholarships from the Gallery of Stars, presented during the annual Latino Youth Summit, held at Central Community College in Columbus.

At the time, she thought, "I can't wait until I'm a senior. I want that scholarship."

Last Wednesday, as Mendoza and other Summerland students who attended the summit gathered for a photo, the Summerland senior received a surprise.

Jane Shanahan, with the Jesusita and Santos Courage and Fortitude Fund, presented Mendoza with the leadership award.

"I can't believe it," Mendoza said.

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