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Lakewood Pan American Association Ambassadors selected

Lakewood Pan American Association Ambassadors selected

The Lakewood Pan American Association chose 10 Lakewood students as recipients of its annual scholarship awards program.

Photo: Proud parents snap pictures of their accomplished teens receiving awards.

Current high school seniors who live in Lakewood are eligible, regardless of where they go to school. Scholarships range from $500 to $1,500 and are provided to help pay future college or trade school costs.

This year's winners are:

Brooke Sasse (Mayfair High School)
Matthew Ayala (Mayfair High School)
Talaysia Douver (Lakewood High School)
Mikhaela DeLeon (Lakewood High School)
Taran Harris (McBride High School)
Ethan Horvath (Millikan High School)
Kameron Melvin (McBride High School)
Ashley Miller (Millikan High School)
Mariana Moreno (St. Joseph High School)
Ryan Vreeke (Valley Christian High School)

Students who have overcome adversity, made significant contributions to their schools and/or community and excelled academically are typical of the honorees chosen.

Scholarship recipients served as Pan American Ambassadors during Lakewood’s week-long celebration of Pan American friendship in early May. Since the scholarship program began in 1999, more than $145,000 in financial aid to students has been provided.