Eight local students were presented scholarships to further their education.
Our club hosted its annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon at their meeting on May 16th.  At the event, scholarship awards of $1,500 each were presented to graduating students from each of the Mesquite ISD high schools, the Mesquite Academy, Sunnyvale High School, and Dallas Christian School. This investment by the club in the future of these deserving area scholars totaled $12,000.
Those receiving the $1,500 Rotary scholarships this year included Cade Johnson of Dallas Christian School, Jonathan Karun of Sunnyvale High School, Lupita Mireles of the Mesquite Academy, Sofia Briones of Mesquite High School, Wendy Sanchez of North Mesquite High School, Myla Taylor of West Mesquite High School, Savanna St. Clair of Poteet High School, and Morencke Adebanjo of John Horn High School.
The Mesquite Rotary Club scholarship committee for 2023 was chaired by Todd Price, and also included Helen Ethridge, LaDonna Gulley, Yolanda Sheppard, Teia Blackshear Collier, and Jennifer Hammett. In making the award decisions, the committee considered the students’ academic records, their involvement in school activities, their community service activities, and financial need. 
The funds underwriting the cost of these scholarship awards come from the proceeds of our club’s annual “Rodeo Road Rally” fundraising bike ride.  The next ride is coming up at Mesquite High School’s E.H. Hanby Stadium on Saturday morning, June 3rd