Two Alexandria high school seniors were the recipients of Career and Technical Education Collegiate Scholarships presented by the Rotary Club of Alexandria at the organization’s June 4 meeting at Belle Haven Country Club.
Receiving scholarships were Divine Tsasa Nzita, a recent graduate of T.C. Williams High School, and Samuel Bonilla of Edison High School.
Divine completed a sequence of courses in the Junior ROTC program. She will pursue a career in the Military after attending Northern Virginia Community College with plans to transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University.
As a recent graduate of Edison High School, Samuel completed the Heating and Air Conditioning program at the Edison Academy and has already earned his Universal Certification in HVAC. In the fall Sammy will attend Radford University to pursue a degree in Business Management and continue to work as a HVAC technician during his school breaks.
The Scholarships recognize students that have demonstrated career commitment by developing technical skills in High School in CTE Programs. The students compete for the scholarships through applications that The Alexandria Rotary Club reviews by evaluating career objectives, financial need, course grades and teacher recommendations. The two awardees each receive a $2,500 scholarship.