FDL Honors Duarte Seniors with Scholarships

The FDL has presented scholarships to graduating seniors from Duarte High School and Mt. Olive Innovation and Technology High School for many years.

This year our honoree from Mt. Olive is Xavier Delgado who plans to attend Citrus College to study Business Administration. Our confidence in Xavier was determined by his studies, his use of the Duarte Library resources, and his involvement in the Lemonade Brigade, a student operated small business. He hopes to own his own business in the future.

Summer Lopez Colorado is the FDL’s choice for the Duarte High School scholarship. Summer is no stranger to the Duarte Public Library. She’s used the same library card since she was five. For the past several years she has been a library volunteen and was the 2013 grandprize winner of the 34th annual L.A. County Bookmark Contest sponsored by Supervisor Michael Antonovich. Summer plans to attend Cornell University and aspires to a career helping others through teaching or social work.

We look forward to Xavier and Summer returning to Duarte and bringing their new abilities to our town. It has been our pleasure to invest in Duarte’s future by investing in our young people.

L-R: Naelh Othman, staff, Kevin Morris, Principal of Mt Olive Innovation and Technology High School, Melinda Branch, Board Member FDL, Xavier Delgado, scholarship recipient and Pat De Rose, Board Member of FDL

Graduating senior from Duarte High School, Summer Lopez Colorado receives her scholarship from Wendy Wright, Vice President FDL

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