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Scholarships & Most Improved Awards for our Youth

Scholarships & Most Improved Awards for our Youth

Our club provides many scholarships  to graduating seniors.  The local high schools have created a “common application” for youth to apply with through their high school counselors. Applications are evaluated by a committee  based on several factors:  financial need, academic success, essay quality, community service, previous employment, and extra-curricular activities.

We also recognize achievement and potential at Mt. Tallac High School with money set aside to award to students, including a young parent if recommended.   Thanks for the Joy Rothschild Memorial Scholarship which is funded through Teri and Rocky Rothschild in honor of Joy and through the generosity of SITS member, Jeanne Prestella, we will continue to fund this award for more years to come.

In addition, we recognize the most improved students at our high schools and middle school.  Two seniors are chosen by their counselors at each site and receive  a small monetary honorarium for their hard work. Two students are also honored from South Tahoe Middle School as these youth have demonstrated the importance of their education.

This year’s recipients:

George Whittell High School Most Improved Eighth Grade Students 

Faith Alvarez and James Johnson

South Tahoe Middle School Most Improved Eighth Grade Students 

Victoria Capilla and Anthony Navarro Rodriguiez

George Whittell High School Most Improved Seniors 

Genesis Alvarez and Jacob Otterstrom

South Tahoe High School Most Improved Seniors 

 Carmen Nunez and Daniel Herrera

Mt. Tallac High School Joy Rothschild Memorial Senior Scholarships 

Dana Coburn, Angelo Ferriera, Hector Limon Gonzalez, and Josh Lanouette

Mt. Tallac High School Compass Award 

Wendy Amaro and Yasmin Quintero

George Whittell High School Senior Scholarship 

Alexandra Gaiser

South Tahoe High School Senior Scholarships 

Alyx Carlson, Jose Leon, Rita McCann, Megan McGill, and Zyena Tolhurst

Special Judges Scholarship

Shalie Rippert


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