Pictured left to right: Carol Zelaya (SISF President), Barbara Hatch (Ruby Award Winner), Jessica Middaugh (Cheryl Weber Award Winner), Jamie Behymer (Mary Margaret Laibe Award Winner), and Lindsay Bayans (Violet Richardson Award Winner).  Not pictured:  Robin Kilbane (Ruby Award Winner) and Dawn Taylor (Live Your Dream Award Winner).
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Local Soroptimist International presents awards

Staff~ 3/18/2015

SCOTTSDALE – The Soroptimist International Saguaro Foothills local club recently gave out $5,500 at their annual Awards Ceremony.

SISF gave out the following awards:

LIVE YOUR DREAM Award ($2,500) – Dawn Taylor of Scottsdale was previously given her award on Feb. 17. Dawn is a single mother who is head of household and going to school full-time. She is completing her AA degree this May and has plans to attend ASU to achieve her BA degree in Business.

CHERYL WEBER Award ($1,500) – Jessica Middaugh in a single mother of four. She is working on completing her career goal of 40 CEUs required to get her Respiratory Therapy medical license reinstated. Another goal is to work as a Childbirth Educator.

VIOLET RICHARDSON Award ($500 + $500 to Desert Foothills YMCA) – Lindsay Bayans is a junior at Cactus Shadows High School and volunteers at the Desert Foothills YMCA. Lindsey volunteers in the childcare after-school program and has been volunteering from a very young age at different organizations. She realizes the importance of giving back and says she will always be volunteering in some form. Lindsey doesn't receive pay for her work but the smiles and appreciation from the kids are worth so much more than money.

Congratulations to all the award recipients!