Things will get curiouser and curiouser at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach for the Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party FUNraiser on Saturday, April 6. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for the Alice in Wonderland-themed event where two local students will be awarded scholarships. The cost is $55 per person (until March 23, then $60). Reservations can be made by calling 714-527-2124 or emailing [email protected]
The two local students are:
Mirna Mikhail – Senior at Cypress High School, Mirna is vice president of The National Honor Society and handles publicity for the school’s Red Cross club. Since 2015, she has had an integral role in her Girl Scout(s) troop with positions such as leader and co-leader of her patrol. Mirna plans to attend Chapman University and pursue a career in pharmacy.
Alexis Lalli – Dorothy Sharp Scholarship – Senior at Los Alamitos High School, Alexis has been an active member of STEAM as a mentor and participant, California Scholarship Federation, National Honors Society and Spanish Honors Society. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at the Los Alamitos Community Center, Youth Center and Lokahi Outrigger Canoe Club. Alexis will attend Baylor University as a biology major in the pursuit of becoming a doctor.
Dorothy Sharp was a founding member of the RLA RWF. An active advocate for conservative values and for women getting involved in their community, Dorothy was also a supporter of the club’s goals to provide scholarships to high school students entering college.
The scholarships were open to seniors at the following high schools: Oxford Academy (Cypress), Cypress High School, Kennedy High School (La Palma), Los Alamitos High School and Pacifica High School (Garden Grove). The club’s scholarship committee reviewed the essays, making their determination without knowing the identity of the student. “In this way, we are focusing solely on the student’s essay. After the essays were read and graded, the scholastic and extra-curricular activities were considered,” said Vice President Ways & Means Nancy Hathcock who chaired the scholarship committee.
With the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party theme, members and guests are encouraged to wear a hat to the festive event – the more outrageous hat, the better. Those wearing unusual hats will have a chance to model them during the event.
Begin at the beginning, members and guests will shout “come back!” at an event that includes:
- Scholarships awarded to deserving local high school students.
- Mad Hatter’s scrumptious tea (Wonderland Tea)
- Cheshire Cat’s no host (smile) bar
- White Rabbit’s opportunity drawing
- Best jabberwocky vendors this side of the looking glass
The Mad Hatter’s Tea is the club’s major fundraising event that helps raise funds to:
- Send high school students to Youth America Foundation retreats
- Cover registration fee for Turning Point USA conference
- Award high school scholarships to students entering college
Don’t be late for this fun event! For more information call 714-527-2124 or email [email protected]
This article was released by the Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated.