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$1,000 scholarships awarded to 10 local high school grads

These recent Cambria high school graduates each received a $1,000 scholarship from the University Women of Cambria. From left, back row: Margaret Hall, Thor Ronemus, Brayan Pena, Nick Roper and Tara Covell. Front row: Annika Marthalar, Ahtziri Mora Mendoza, Lupita Castaneda, Anna Harrington and Cameryn Tatham.
These recent Cambria high school graduates each received a $1,000 scholarship from the University Women of Cambria. From left, back row: Margaret Hall, Thor Ronemus, Brayan Pena, Nick Roper and Tara Covell. Front row: Annika Marthalar, Ahtziri Mora Mendoza, Lupita Castaneda, Anna Harrington and Cameryn Tatham.

Cambria

The University Women of Cambria recently honored 10 graduating students from Coast Union and Leffingwell high schools.

Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The students who received the scholarships are Margaret Hall, Thor Ronemus, Brayan Pena, Nick Roper, Tara Covell, Annika Marthalar, Ahtziri Mora Mendoza, Lupita Castaneda, Anna Harrington and Cameryn Tatham.

SLO County

The 5Cities Homeless Coalition, San Luis Obispo Womenade and Transitions-Mental Health Association each received a $1,000 award from The Mortgage House Community Fund to continue their work supporting residents of San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties with affordable housing opportunities and/or educational support related to housing.

Sandy Richardson, president of SLO Womenade, stated that “every penny will help someone in need with rent, utilities or living space repair.” Jill Bolster-White, executive director of Transitions-Mental Health Association, said the funds “will be used for assisting with rent as transition youth move into independent housing.” And Janna Nichols, executive director of 5Cities Homeless Coalition, notes that they work with the Lucia Mar Unified School District Families in Transition and will “support homeless youth in their education and movement into stable housing.”

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Three local nonprofits each received a $1,000 donation from The Mortgage House. From left are Mary Trudeau, VP/sales manager, Jill Bolster-White, executive director, and Roxanne Carr, division president, all of Transitions-Mental Health Association; Sandy Richardson, president, SLO Womenade; Janna Nichols, executive director, 5Cities Homeless Coalition. Courtesy photo

San Luis Obispo

August Heza of San Luis Obispo was named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, during the spring semester of the 2016-17 academic year. A student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition.

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Richard Paul of San Luis Obispo was named to the dean’s list at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, for the spring semester of 2017. To be eligible for the list, students must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

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