Sodexo Scholarship Dinner

PCTA student Michael Jimenez and his grandfather celebrate his scholarship award.

PCTA student Michael Jimenez and his grandfather celebrate his scholarship award.

Sodexo School Services, Providence Schools’ food service and wellness partner for 21 years, presented $17,500 in scholarships to deserving Providence high school seniors during their 13th Annual Scholarship Ceremony, held on May 14 at the Providence Career and Technical Academy. Sodexo has awarded nearly $600,000 in scholarships to graduates of Providence Schools.

Hope High School senior Loriane Rodrigues shared the special evening with her mother and sister.

Hope High School senior Loriane Rodrigues shared the special evening with her mother and sister.

Mayor Jorge Elorza, City Council President Luis Aponte and Superintendent Dr. Susan Lusi were guest speakers at the event.

The following students received $1,000 scholarship awards:

  • Governor Gina Raimondo Scholarship Award: Efe-Oghene Ochiko-Kivie, Paul Cuffee School
  • Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Scholarship Award: Alissa Greenwood, Hope High School
  • Dr. Gene K. Burns Scholarship Award: Silvino Barros, Alternate Learning Plan Youth Build

Scholarships of $500 were presented to:

  • Loriane Rodrigues, Hope High School
  • Mixuca Pierre, Central High School
  • Oluwasegun Ijiyinka Ijifysoye, Central High School
  • Shmide Conserve, Classical High School
  • Cristian Toj Valdez, Classical High School
  • Abigail Kahsay, Mount Pleasant High School
  • Andy A. Montufar Granados, Mount Pleasant High School
  • Melina Silverio, E-Cubed Academy
  • Diana Canales, E-Cubed Academy
  • Chen Wang, Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex
  • Kamal Rai, Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex
  • Ian E. Matos, Academy of Career Exploration
  • Michael Jimenez, Providence Career & Technical Academy
  • Melissa Chang, Times II High School
  • Leyshaliz Feliciano Casanova, Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School
  • Melissa Alvarez-Jerez, Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School
  • Livia Fonseca, Global Learning Public Charter School
  • Kanisha Coar, Rhode Island Nursing Institute Middle College

In addition, Community Scholarship Awards of $1,000 were presented by Latino Dollars for Scholars, City Year of Rhode Island, the Urban League of Rhode Island, the Laotian Community Center of Rhode Island, Inc., Quisqueya in Action and the Guatemalan Center of New England.

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