MCHS seniors Sarah Preston, Madison Stitt, Julia Coleman and Regan Smith were this year’s Soroptimist International of Mariposa Scholarship recipients.  MCHS senior Sarah Preston was awarded the Vocational Scholarship.  The Vocational Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to fast track his or her career by preparing at a Junior College or vocational or technical school.  Madison Stitt is the 2017 Elinor Rollston Memorial Scholarship recipient.  This scholarship honors deceased Mariposa Charter Club member Elinor Rollston.  It is awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement with a special emphasis on service to the school and community.  Julia Coleman was awarded the Academic Scholarship Award.  This scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement and involvement in school and community activities.  The Exceptional Achievement Award was rewarded to Regan Smith.

Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.  In addition to participating in international projects, the Mariposa Club achieves this mission locally by giving scholarships to graduating seniors, presenting monetary awards to women that are the heads of their households seeking further education, and donating funds and services to organizations such as Ethos Youth Center, Manna House, Mountain Crisis and Heritage House.

For more information about Soroptimist International of Mariposa, contact Karen Verdugo at (209) 742-4680, visit on-line at simariposa.org or find Soroptimist on Facebook.
scholarship winners 2017 (Pictured l-r): Soroptimist scholarship committee members Debbie Lester and Oralee Phillips, Soroptimist Scholarship recipients Sarah Preston, Madison Stitt and Julia Coleman (Regan Smith not pictured), Soroptimist scholarship committee members Elna Philbert, Juanita Vegely, Patricia Wight and Dee Carr

Article contributed by Anita Starchman Bryant, Publicity Chair

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