As the 2015-16 school year comes to a close, Cienega Rotary hosted an event at Hacienda Del Lago Golf Club  recognizing 7 Vail Unified School District Seniors (VUSD) for their outstanding effort and accomplishments.  Competition for the awards was rigorous as each and every senior in the VUSD was eligible to compete. The winners this year, for the category of “Student of the Year,” were selected by the facility who interacted with the student on a daily basis and were vital in the selection process.

12 Rotary Andrea O'Bert Joshua Sumpter, Laurel Wettstein

The winners were; Courtney Barger from Vail Academy and High School, Laura Barton from Pantano High School, Camden Brook Davis from Cienega High School, Andrea O’Bert from Empire High School, and Jessica Rose Stephens from Andrada High School.

Three scholarships were also awarded in the amount of two thousand dollar scholarships. Selected students were required to not only excel academically, but to be involved with community service. Leadership potential also played a role in the selection process. The winners were Andrea O’Bert and Joshua Sumpter from Empire High School, and Laurel Wettstein from Vail Academy and High School. This is the third year Cienega (Vail) Rotary has partnered with the Grayson Weeks Memorial fund and to date, 25 thousand dollars has been awarded to deserving students. Congratulations to all winners and all the best in the future!

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