Chamber, Rotary award 24 scholarships
With this year’s success in terms of support from local businesses and community leaders in the May golf tournament sponsored by the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and the Spanish Fork Rotary Club, a total of 24 scholarships were awarded during the recent banquet held at the Chillon Reception Center in Spanish Fork to graduated seniors from five of the community’s local high schools.
The golf tournament, held for more than 20 years at the Spanish Oaks course, attracted approximately 30 four-person teams this year that were each in the running for a chance to win a Jeep Wrangler from Doug Smith Auto with a hole in one a par 3 and another hole in one on the course’s other par 3 would have seen the winner go home with $10,000; but needless to say neither saw a hole in one, but some did come very close.
For the past 20 years, the tradition with the scholarships has been the awarding of $1,000, but this year because of growing support over these past many years and a good investment of funds, the scholarships were all raised to $1,500 for the six young men and 18 young women who vied for and won the cash awards that are to go for education.
The five high schools represented in the awarding of scholarships were Spanish Fork High School, Salem Hills High School, Maple Mountain High School, Landmark High School and Legacy High School.