Rotary awards $78,000 to local students



Esther Short — The Vancouver Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of the Rotary Club of Vancouver, awarded $78,000 in college scholarships to 24 Southwest Washington high school and college students at its annual scholarship luncheon on May 9. The organization has given more than $1 million in scholarships to local students. This year’s scholarship recipients were Johnna Gurgel, Ky Viet Ngo, Hope St. John, Connie Hu, Eveling Cabello-Ramirez, Ibette Valle, Kelli Daller, Kathryn DeVore, Katherine Miranda, Josey Sechrist, Tiffany Wood, Josh Ingebretson, N’Diya Pumphery, Tanya Gentry, Jessica Murray, Caleb Ogier, Dena Corby, Margaret Hodges, Dillon LeSieur, Ida Thomas, Gail Weeks, Morgan Parker, Oksana Klimenova and Linda Otton.