Woman’s Club raises funds for scholarships

Three recipients honored

(The Corralitos Woman's Club's production of "The Murder of the Earl of Grey at Hound Manor" on April 28 was a deemed a success, with nearly 200 attendees. The campy murder mystery featured actors Robin Adkins (from left), Avey Squier, Elyse Biggs, Sandie Martinez, Shirley Mackenzie, Kinda Ripatti, Beth Martineau and director Mary Doane. Kathleen Bowers was also part of the cast but is not pictured. Contributed photo)

CORRALITOS — The Corralitos Woman’s Club announced the three recipients of its annual scholarship program during a luncheon Tuesday.

Watsonville High School senior Veronica Cruz is joined by Aptos High School seniors Grace Loehrke and Sara Pedro as this year’s scholarship recipients. Each awardee received $1,600.

Marcia Burns, chair of the five-member scholarship committee, said it was difficult to narrow down all the applications and choose only three.

“It’s really so inspiring,” she said.

The application includes an essay, as well as information on not only academics, but extracurricular activities and volunteer work. Students must also include a letter of recommendation.


Aptos High School senior Sara Pedro is one of three recipients of the Corralitos Woman's Club's scholarships this year. Watsonville High School senior Veronica Cruz and Aptos High senior Grace Loehrke were unable to attend Tuesday's luncheon. Photo by Erik Chalhoub/Register-Pajaronian

Pedro will be heading to San Diego State University to study English, and said the scholarship will help her pursue her academic goals.

“I’m very thank for these lovely ladies awarding this to me,” she said.

The Corralitos Woman’s Club is constantly raising money for scholarships and its other programs. It held a Mystery Dinner theater production on April 28, with 200 people attending.

The club is also gearing up for its annual Country Store, Bake Sale and Plant Sale on May 27 at 33 Browns Valley Road in Corralitos from 7 a.m. to noon. The sale runs concurrently with the Corralitos Padres Pancake Breakfast located next to the Woman’s Club.

Plants, garden decor, baked goods and repurposed items will be available, with proceeds benefiting the club’s programs.


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