DVL Announces Scholarship Recipients

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders Legacy Scholarships Project, an Affiliate Fund of the High Desert Community Foundation, announces its third successful year of awarding five hundred dollar scholarships to outstanding high school and college students from the High Desert.

The DVL Project which awards scholarships in honor and in memory of past honorees of the Dreamers, Visionaries and Leaders Project, this year added the Weatherspoon Family Encouragement Award to honor the memories of the family of Founder Regina Weatherspoon Bell and her father, Frank Weatherspoon. This new award joins those memorializing Dr. Gerard Brown, Ms. Leona Griner, Bishop Nathaniel Ruffin, Ms. Anna Sugi, and the DVL Honorees.

The scholarships and winners are–

Dr. Brown: Tolulope Ogunrinde, University Preparatory High School

Bishop Ruffin:  Alexandra Gessesse, Granite Hills High School

Ms. Leona Griner: Khalil Hoskins, Hesperia High School

Ms. Anna Sugi: Megan Ehlers, Oakhill High School

DVL Honorees: Ciara Wheeler, Apple Valley High School; Caylin Yorba-Ruiz, UC Riverside.

Weatherspoon Family Encouragement Award: Adam Stevenson, Granite Hills High School.

The DVL Selection Committees, composed of prominent community members in the High Desert and the Inland Empire, meet to select students for each award. The Weatherspoon family selected the recipient for its award.

In addition to certificates presented at the senior awards assemblies or ceremonies for each school, this year recipients and their parents attended a special reception where the scholarships were presented to each student by a family member of the namesake scholarships.

“In September, we will enter our fourth year of the Legacy scholarships. Now at the end of this third year, we continue to be impressed with another year of outstanding students and their very supportive families,” said Executive Director and Founder, Regina Weatherspoon-Bell.

For more information the DVL Project or the scholarships, visit the DVL website, www.dvlproject.com

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