Incoming Durham Tech student receives Centennial Scholars Award

(L to R) Alexandra Zagbayou - Executive Director, Student U; Holly Guss - College Adviser, Student U; Meg Solera, Co-Chair, Scholarship Committee, Durham Rotary Club; Laura Vasquez, recipient of the Century Scholarship; Blanca Vasquez, Laura’s mother, Dr. Bill Ingram

(Left to Right) Alexandra Zagbayou – Executive Director, Student U; Holly Guss – College Adviser, Student U; Meg Solera, Co-Chair, Scholarship Committee, Durham Rotary Club; Laura Vasquez; Blanca Vasquez, Laura’s mother, Dr. Bill Ingram

Laura Vasquez, recent graduate of Riverside High School and incoming student at Durham Tech, has received the Centennial Scholars Award from The Rotary Club of Durham. Every year the club awards this scholarship to Durham Public School graduates that have achieved academic excellence and need assistance to continue their education.

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be active participants in Student U, a program that empowers students in Durham Public Schools to own their education by developing the academic skills and personal well-being necessary to succeed in college and beyond.

Vasquez will be attending Durham Tech this fall to study Computer Science. Her sister, Brenda Duran Velazquez, was a recipient of the Centennial Scholars Award last year and also attends Durham Tech.