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Rotary Club Awards $15,000 to Dixon Students

Aug 13, 2021 12:00AM ● By Dixon Rotary Club

The Dixon Rotary Club members is honored to present their 2021 Scholarships to these successful students

DIXON, CA (MPG) - Dixon Rotary Awards $15,000 in Scholarships in 2021. The Dixon Rotary Club is an international service club with an objective of service in the community and around the world and a focus on education. This year the Dixon Rotary Club increased the number of scholarships to nine, totaling $15,000. With numerous applications received, the Scholarship Committee was tasked with selecting the recipients.

It was with great honor that the Dixon Rotary Club provided their scholarships to: Liliana Ascencio, Megan Kett, Lilia Mendisco, Ana Miranda, Ramses Reynoso, Jocelyn Rodriguez, Emma Perez Showalter, Lana Tokita and Melaya Williams.

Liliana Ascencio plans to major and have a career in Public Health. She will be attending San Diego State University in the Fall of 2021. Liliana was an Interact member, ASB President, had a 4.5 GPA and has been involved in several service activities. Liliana received a $2,000 Rotary scholarship. 

Megan Kett will be attending Oklahoma State University in the Fall of 2021, will be majoring in Animal Science and hopes to earn her degree in veterinary medicine. Megan participated in sports, numerous service activities and has worked with Team Dixon, Toys for Tots, FFA and had a 3.9 GPA. Megan received a $2,000 Rotary scholarship.

Lilia Mendisco plans to study business with a goal to own a McDonald’s franchise. She will be attending Woodland Community College. Lilia had a 3.89 GPA, was the AVID President, participated in sports and cheerleading and was in the Public Service Academy. Lilia received a $1,000 Rotary scholarship.

Ana Miranda plans to become a doctor specializing in Anesthesiology. She has been accepted to UC Davis, UC San Diego, and St. Mary’s College. She has a 4.3 GPA and appreciates her parental and family support and guidance. She participates in the Tutor Club, Health Academy and community service. Ana received the special Joe Hall Memorial Scholarship of $3,000.

Ramses Reynoso will be attending Woodland Community College majoring in History and Art. He has a 3.1 GPA and feels college will provide a good job and the ability to donate to good causes and charities. Ramses received a $1,000 Rotary scholarship.

Jocelyn Rodriguez, is inspired by her Dad’s hard work; she will be attending California State University, Stanislaus, majoring in nursing. Jocelyn had a 4.13 GPA, has a passion for soccer and has been involved in multiple service and volunteer activities. Jocelyn received a $2,000 Rotary scholarship.

Emma Perez Showalter has been accepted to the University of San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz and High Point University. She is interested in the field of social work and psychology with a focus on abused children. She has a 3.8 GPA and has participated in service through church and sports. She has created her own path with hard work and being self-driven. Emma received a $2,000 Rotary scholarship.

Lana Tokita will be attending Sacramento City College focusing her education to provide opportunities to those in need. She has a 4.13 GPA, has been a Teacher’s Aide and has participated in CSF, DHS Swim Team and DHS Band. Lana received a $1,000 Rotary scholarship.

Melaya Williams is already attending Woodland Community College and her goal is to become a Radiology Technician. She had a 3.89 GPA and is a church and food bank volunteer. Melaya received a $1,000 Rotary scholarship. 

The Dixon Rotary Club members is honored to present their 2021 Scholarships to these successful students and wished each of them congratulations and the best of luck.