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Each year the Placentia Rotary Club awards thousands of dollars in college scholarship to deserving students who attend one of the Placentia Yorba Linda School District high schools or live in Placentia.
The Rotary Club of Placentia awarded $20,000 in scholarships to students at El Camino, El Dorado, and Valencia this spring. These awards are given each year by the club to assist local students further their educations and to help them give back to the community. Since 2001, the club has awarded over $175,000 total to local students. This year's winners from El Dorado are Caitlyn Cardenas, Megan Haynes, Kendall Karp, Morgen Stark, Jessica Tauriello, ANd James Yi. From Valencia they are Alexander Behura, Ethan Frisone, Erika Kim, May Wang, Christy Yee, and Justin Park. This years recipients from El Camino are Denise Williams-Brown, Eduard Garcia Larios, Ana Ruiz, and Lizette Silva.
Scholarship money comes from the Club's annual Cowabunga. This year the event will be held the first Friday in June at Tri City Park. For Rotary Club or ticket information, visit www.placentiarotary.org.