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Rotary Club of Alexandria Awards $5,000 in Scholarships

ALEXANDRIA, VA – At its weekly meeting at Belle Haven Country Club, the Rotary Club of Alexandria awarded $2,500 each to two deserving graduating Alexandria High School students:

Divine Tsasa Nzita is a graduating senior at T. C. Williams High School and has completed a sequence of courses in the Jr. ROTC program. She will pursue a career in the military and focus her studies in International Relations Psychology after studies at Northern Virginia Community College and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Rotarian Jim Carmalt awards the $2,500 scholarship to Sammy Bonilla while fellow Rotarian Mary Roman reads the description of the award. (Courtesy photo)

Also receiving a $2,500 scholarship was Sammy Bonilla.  Sammy is now a graduate of Edison Academy.  He has already accumulated credentials in Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning thru the Edison Academy, as well as his work in the family business and Toll Brothers.  Sammy plans to attend Radford University in the fall, where he will study business management.

Attended by over 100 people, the June 4th program was the Annual Career and Technical Education Scholarship  Award Luncheon.  The Rotary Club of Alexandria awards scholarships to deserving local students from Alexandria schools.  The program was created in 1991 as the club’s commitment to Vocation. It encourages career and workforce development for our local, regional and national business communities.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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