2018 Awards Banquet

A good time was had by all at the 2018 Arlington Rotary Scholarships Awards Banquet!

2018 Winners Speaker Sponsors Past Winners Volunteers More Pictures

2018 Scholarship Winners

Undrakh Tsend, Yorktown High School, received the Arlington Rotary Educational Scholarship.  She is currently planning to attend Virginia Tech. Her family emigrated from Mongolia. She plays the violin, speaks English, Spanish, and Mongolian.  She volunteers at AFAC and AHC.  She wants to work for a non-profit organization or become a diplomat.
Kervin Galdamez-Carranza, Arlington Community High School, received the American Challenge Stipend. His family emigrated from El Salvador.  He attends high school full-time and works full-time.  He is a member of Key Club and has coordinated fundraising events.  Kervin will major in business administration at Northern Virginia Community College.  He wants to start his own business one day.

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Keynote Speaker   

Rosaelena O'Neil told us our scholarship program is helping the right students in our community, and about changes in Virginia’s college education programs.  She is an advocate for the way Rotary targets students with financial need.  

Ms. O'Neil is a member of the College Board of the Northern Virginia Community College. She was appointed to the board largely due to 20+ years of continuous and ongoing service to Arlington public schools and her dedication to ensuring access to high quality education for all.  

Rosaelena earned her Bachelors in Foreign Service and International Economics from Georgetown University and her MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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Event Sponsors  

We thank the friends of Rotary and corporate sponsors for their generosity and continuing support of the scholarship and stipend program. Their donations will help create future scholarship and stipend opportunities for future Arlington students. 

Local businesses donated goods or gift certificates for the "silent auction". See below for a partial list of donors.  You can see descriptions and pictures of the items on Facebook page: Arlington Rotary Club VA.

The Olive Oil Boom
SEI Restaurant & Lounge
Kinder Haus Toys 
Signature Theater
Ambar Restaurant Clarendon
Nova Bossa
Elements of McLean
Julia RIghetti
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Pouch Yoga
Beauty Counter
Patrick O'Brien - Wood Turner
Steve & Karen Klemp
Raquel Neumann
Hugh & Barbara Barton


And a HUGE thank you to CSI Printing for donating the printing of the program plus 1,000 copies of a brochure. 
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More Pictures!

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Rotary: Be The Inspiration ~ RI President 2018-19 Barry Rassin