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Colton Woman’s Club Presents Student Awards

By Dr. G (Dr Luis S González)
Community Writer
05/15/2023 at 03:20 PM

At the May business meeting, the Colton Woman’s Club (CWC) presented two student youth awards, the CWC Student Scholarship, and the “HOBY Award” (Hugh O’Brien Youth), to Caroline Flores and Genesis Rodela Uriarte respectively.

The Colton Woman’s Club awarded their annual Youth Scholarship to Carolina Flores, a senior at Colton High School. Among the qualified candidates, Carolina was awarded the $1,000 scholarship based on her academic record, written essay, and citizenship. For over 40 years, the Colton Woman’s Club, located at the corner of 7th St. and F St., has offered a scholarship to a deserving senior who will be graduating and continuing their education at the college level. Caroline has stated, “My goal is to attend UC Irvine with a major in Biology.”

The “HOBY Awards,” named after actor Hugh O’Brien, was established in 1958, to recognize students who excelled in school academically, and who demonstrated leadership potential, as well as service to the community. Hugh O’Brien went on to recognize students first in Los Angeles, and then nationwide. Since then, over 500,000 students have benefited from the “HOBY Award” program. Genesis was selected on the basis of her school activities, and her desire to serve in the community. She is a sophomore and will attend the HOBY Leadership Camp this summer.

These awards not only included public recognition, but provides a scholarship for Caroline, and a summer leadership camp opportunity for Genesis. In order to qualify for this award, the students needed to write an essay, meet and confer with their school counselor, be screened by the Colton Woman’s Club, and finally be interviewed by the CWC scholarship committee. We would certainly like to congratulate these two students for their achievements and certainly wish them well in their future endeavors.

The Colton Woman’s Club has a rich history of local involvement and providing support for programs that benefit the community. Their efforts are to be commended, and their support of school programs, such as these youth awards continue to be a light that drives the community spirit to greater heights. For more information about the Colton Woman’s Club and its programs please contact the President, Judy Dishaw at 840-600-1993.

For more information about CITY TALK, various community groups, Colton history, the trash clean-up project, prayer list, history briefs, Veteran Spotlight, Church Spotlight, Business Spotlight, U.S. Flag Watch, neighborhood meetings, community projects, and events, or the online live-stream programs, contact Dr.G at 909-213-3730.  Questions and comments are always welcome. 

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