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Foundation presents Yolo Youth Service Awards

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Meg Stallard, president of the Yolo Community Foundation, poses proudly with this year's Yolo Youth Service Award winners. From left are Olivia Orosco of Winters High School, Megan Sprague of Davis High School and Andrew Ruiz of Woodland High School. Courtesy photo

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From page A4 | July 09, 2014 |

Three Yolo County teens have received college scholarships from the Yolo Community Foundation for their volunteer work. The Yolo Youth Service Awards include a $1,000 scholarship to the student and $500 to the nonprofit agency with which they have worked. Students must have volunteered at least 60 hours with their organization.

The foundation launched this program eight years ago to support its mission to promote charitable giving within Yolo County.

“The work that high school students do throughout Yolo County in service to their communities is truly phenomenal,” said Meg Stallard, president of the foundation. “It is exciting to see their dedication to the nonprofits and the people they serve, and we greatly appreciate their volunteerism.”

The 2014 scholarship award winners are:
* Megan Sprague, a Davis High School student, who was honored for her volunteer work with Community Medical Center, where she organized “A Chance to Dance” class for children whose families live in seasonal migrant centers in Madison and Davis. She, along with friends she recruited, choreographed routines and brainstormed ways to get donations for ballet slippers and other supplies for classes.

They held classes during the summers of 2012 and 2013. Sprague’s goal was to offer an opportunity for children to have fun through dance.

Sprague will attend the University of Utah this fall.

* Andrew Ruiz, a Woodland High School student, who was honored for his volunteer work with “Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer” (TANA), a collaborative partnership between the Chicano Studies Program at UC Davis and the greater Woodland community, designing posters, instructing at silk-screening workshops and assisting in organizing cultural community events. All of his work revolved around trying to make the world around him a better place.

Ruiz will attend the California College of Art this fall.

* Olivia Orosco, a Winters High School student, who volunteered for the Winters swim team as a coach for children ages 3-11. She also assisted with the team’s fundraising activities. She put on a fashion show during the annual dinner, securing the costumes, contacting models, organizing practices and putting on a delightful and successful show.

Her nominator says that no matter what task Orosco undertakes, she always completes it to the highest of standards, promptly and with a smile.

Orosco will attend Willamette University this fall.

Yolo County Supervisor Matt Rexroad’s office presented each student with a certificate of appreciation from the Board of Supervisors. Representatives of Rep. John Garamendi, state Sen. Lois Wolk and Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada also presented certificates to the awardees.

Yolo Community Foundation is a public foundation whose mission is “to inspire and support giving and to provide philanthropic leadership in our community.” Find more information at www.yolocf.org.

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