Catholic War Veterans award scholarships

St. John’s Post 1269 of the Catholic War Veterans of Victoria recently awarded four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors. Shown at the scholarship certificate presentation, are from left, are Teagan Wertman, Victoria East High School; Richard Arellano, Post 1269 first vice-commander; Alondra Salinas, Bloomington High School, Hector Ortiz, Post 1269 third vice-commander; Hansa Saif, Victoria West High School; Juan Benavidez, Post 1269 commander; and Gabriela Garza, St. Joseph High School.

St. John’s Post 1269 of the Catholic War Veterans of Victoria recently awarded four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors.

The funds have been sent to each students’ respective university to cover tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is the fourth consecutive year the local Post has granted four $1,000 scholarships, according to a news release from the organization..

The recipients are Victoria East High School, Teagan Wertman, Stephen F. Austin State University who will major in applied mathematics; Bloomington High School, Alondra Salinas, the University of Houston-Victoria who will major in interdisciplinary studies; Victoria West High School, Hansa Saif, the University of Texas who will major in biology; St. Joseph High School, Gabriela Garza, Baylor University who will major in health science studies.

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