Working moms get help for school

DOWNEY -- Soroptimist International of Downey recently awarded three $1,000 scholarships to local women who are "working hard to reach their potential and fulfill their dreams."The Women's Opportunity Award is a scholarship presented to women who are head of their household and who have a desire to return to school. All of this year's winners have children to support and hold jobs, but need financial assistance to reach their educational goals. This year's winners include Hope Jaramillo, a mother of four who is studying to be a family counselor and currently works at Downey Regional Medical Center; Paula La Breche has one son and is currently enrolled full time at Cerritos College studying to become an insurance adjuster; and Zuly Orozco, another employee from Downey Regional, who has two children and is studying to be a registered nurse. For information about membership in Soroptimist International of Downey, call Dorothy Pemberton at (562) 927-9908. ********** Published: February 27, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 45