Saturday, April 21 , 2018, 2:36 pm | Fair 70º

 
 
 
 

Sunrise Rotary Awards Education Grants to Three El Puente Graduates

Jorge Rios, Juana Torres and Hitxza Uriostegui each receive $500 to continue their studies

As county Superintendent of Schools Bill Cirone presented diplomas to 18 students at El Puente Community School’s graduation ceremony this week, Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise member David Velarde presented three of the students — Jorge Rios, Juana Torres and Hitxza Uriostegui — with $500 education assistance grants.

Two of the students, Torres and Uriostegui, had been recipients of Sunrise’s Student of the Month award.

Rios is enrolled at SBCC. He wants to study photography and film, and hopes to become a film director.

Torres will be attending SBCC in the fall and plans to study journalism and photography.

Uriostegui will be moving to Las Vegas and plans to pursue a nursing career.

— Diana Washburn is the public relations chairwoman for the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.


Maestro, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Debit

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >