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Living Your Dream Scholars Recipients, shown left to right: Felicia Cleaver, Yajaira Leon, Soroptimist member Linda Sunley, Amelia Tolentino, Qureshi Jama, Kyla Ventura. Courtesy photo.
Living Your Dream Scholars Recipients, shown left to right: Felicia Cleaver, Yajaira Leon, Soroptimist member Linda Sunley, Amelia Tolentino, Qureshi Jama, Kyla Ventura. Courtesy photo.

Soroptimist of Cypress recently hosted their 36th Annual Scholarship and Service Award Reception honoring young women and service organizations.

The mission of Soroptimist is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Five Kay Moyer Memorial Grants, in honor of a former Cypress Soroptimist, were awarded to young women who excel academically, are leaders in their school and are dedicated to community service.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Danyelle Burke North, Los Alamitos High School;
  • Hannah Lee, Oxford Academy High School;
  • Rebekah Lee, Cypress High School;
  • Kayla Marie Munden, Cypress High School; and
  • Stephanie Nguyen, Oxford Academy.
Kay Moyer Memorial Scholarship Recipients, shown left to right: Hannah Lee, Oxford Academy, Rebekah Lee, Cypress High School, Soroptimist member Jamie Krakowski, Danyelle Burke North, Los Alamitos High School, Kayla Marie Munden,  Cypress  High School, Stephanie Nguyen,  Oxford Academy. Courtesy photo.
Kay Moyer Memorial Scholarship Recipients, shown left to right: Hannah Lee, Oxford Academy, Rebekah Lee, Cypress High School, Soroptimist member Jamie Krakowski, Danyelle Burke North, Los Alamitos High School, Kayla Marie Munden, Cypress High School, Stephanie Nguyen, Oxford Academy. Courtesy photo.

In addition to our Quartermania fundraiser we are proud to recognize dedicated funders of our educational grants Ron Moyer and Carole Fujishiro.

Soroptimist International of America’s “Live Your Dream” program assists women who, as head of their households, must enter or return to the work force or upgrade their employment status. This financial award program enables these women to gain the additional education and skills training they need to provide adequately for themselves and their families. Soroptimist of Cypress is pleased to honor five Cypress College young women with this award aided in funding by a grant from Bandai America Corporation.

This year’s Soroptimist of Cypress “Live Your Dream” recipients are:

  • Felicia Cleaver,
  • Yajaira Leon,
  • Amelia Tolentino,
  • Qureshi Jama, and
  • Kyla Ventura.

Cypress Boys and Girls Club also received funds from Cypress Soroptimist recognizing their ongoing dedication to their SMART Girls program. Two of our signature programs empowering young women are the SMART Girls, a 10 week program in conjunction with the Cypress Boys and Girls Club, and the Dream It Be It vision and goal setting program for 8th graders.

Soroptimist of Cypress welcomes new members. If you are interested in making new friends, helping your community, advancing the status of women, sharing fun and goals, we would love to hear from you. For more information about joining Cypress Soroptimist contact Donna Kastner 562-773-3664 or [email protected]

The article above was released by Soroptimist of Cypress.