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Oakhurst Democratic Club Awards $500 to 4 Area Graduating Seniors

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Democratic Club has presented $500 awards to four mountain-area graduating seniors.

Three of the students are from Yosemite High School: Riley Hardison, Saige Jackson and Andie Miller.

One Minarets High School student, Rebecca Townsend, also received the award.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Award is granted to students graduating from Yosemite, Minarets or Glacier High School who plan to continue their education at a college, university or vocational school.

The award is based primarily on the student’s service to the community, and is named in honor of Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D Roosevelt and life-long champion of human rights. After her husband’s death in 1945, Mrs. Roosevelt served for seven years as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly.

The Oakhurst Democratic Club has sponsored the Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Award since 2005, starting with a two $250 awards.

Funds for the award are raised entirely by donations from the club’s 196 local members.

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