The Mesquite Rotary Club has presented scholarship awards of $1,500 each to students from each of the Mesquite and Sunnyvale area high schools, and to a student from the Mesquite Academy. This investment by the club in the future of these deserving area scholars totaled $12,000. 
The awards were made to the students at the club’s meetings on May 11th and 25th.
Those receiving the $1,500 Rotary scholarships this year included Vivian Lara Estrada of Mesquite High School, John Paul Castillo-Molina of North Mesquite High School, Ashley Rivera of West Mesquite High School, Kayla Robinson of Dr. Ralph H. Poteet High School, Vivian Glazer of Dr. John D. Horn High School, Jibradlee Buchanan of the Mesquite Academy, Bethany Stevens of Dallas Christian School, and Ava DeRico of Sunnyvale High School.
The Mesquite Rotary Club scholarship committee for 2020 was chaired by Todd Price, and also included Lindsay Paris, John Taylor, Mark Kerby, and Kyle DuPont. In making the award decisions, the committee considered the students’ academic records, their involvement in school activities, their community service activities, and financial need.
Rotary District 5810 officials also attended the May 25th meeting.  District Governor John Moser and District Four Way Test Speech Contest Chair Jim Bullock presented a plaque to Courtney Bell that commemorated his fourth place finish in the recent districtwide speech contest. Bell, a graduating senior from Dr. John Horn High School, was the winner of the Mesquite club’s local Four Way Test Speech Contest.