Quilters Guild awards scholarships to five local students

Contributed Photo by Cleta Colston
From left to right: Joan Dorr, chairperson for the Scholarship Committee; Christopher Long, Hemet High School; Cynthia Nicole Aguilera, Hemet High School; Garrett Geboy, San Jacinto High School; Gabrielle Marie Gotoman, West Valley High School; and Nancy Alaksin, Guild president. Serenity Tabano, Tahquitz High School, was unable to attend.

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Quilts are beautiful to look at; some take hundreds of hours to make and are often passed down to future generations as heirlooms. But did you know quilts can also help local students pay for college?
The Valley Quilters Guild of Hemet awarded five $1000 scholarships to local students, based upon grades, participation in arts, sports and overall performance toward reaching their goals.
Students who were awarded the scholarships include Christopher Long and Cynthia Nicole Aguilera from Hemet High School, Garrett Geboy from San Jacinto High School, Serenity Tabano from Tahquitz High School, and Gabrielle Mae Gotoman from West Valley High School.
The students and their families were invited to the Guild’s meeting on April 25 for a brunch prepared by Guild members and the scholarship certificates were presented by Scholarship Committee Chairperson Joan Dorr. Each student also received a handmade quilt from different members of the Guild. Members enjoyed talking with the students and hearing about their accomplishments and goals for college and the future.

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