Hispanic students receive scholarships at HCC

Awards presented by Hispanic Association of Hagerstown

January 02, 2011
  • At left are sisters and scholarship recipients Carmen and Janira Ayala.
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Four Hagerstown Community College students were awarded scholarships through the Hispanic Association of Hagerstown.

Janira Ayala and Paulina Resendiz, both of Hagerstown, received full-time scholarships and Carmen Ayala and Blanca Quezada, both of Hagerstown, each received part-time scholarships.

Janira and Carmen Ayala, both 21, are sisters and are majoring in administration of justice at HCC.

After graduating in 2012, Janira plans to transfer to a four-year school to finish her bachelor's degree and hopes to one day be a district attorney.

Carmen, who will graduate in 2013, plans to transfer to University System of Maryland at Hagerstown to finish her bachelor's degree and hopes to one day become a parole officer.

Quezada, 17, graduated from high school as a junior, and started at HCC this fall.

She is a pharmacy technician major and after graduating from HCC, she plans to transfer to a four-year school to complete her bachelor's degree with the hopes of one day becoming a pharmacist.

The other scholarship winner was nursing major Resendiz.

The HAH scholarship is intended to support the Hispanic student body of HCC. Scholarships are offered by semester and scholarship funds are raised annually at the Hagerstown Hispanic Festival.

This year's festival will be Sunday, Sept. 18, at Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown.

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