QC Veterans Golf Association awards scholarship

VGA President Tom Contreras awards a scholarship to Luisa Bautista.

VGA President Tom Contreras awards a scholarship to Luisa Bautista.

Throughout the year the Quail Creek Veterans Golf Association raises money for its charity fund by organizing golf tournaments and other events. For the second year in a row, working with the Green Valley Military Officers Association, the QCVGA used part of those funds to award a scholarship to a local high school student.

On May 20 Green Valley MOAA held its annual scholarship awards dinner in the Madera Ballroom. Green Valley MOAA supports Junior ROTC units in three local high schools, Sahuarita, Rio Rico and Nogales. The support includes funds for JROTC activities and scholarships to outstanding cadets. Last year, and again this year, the QCVGA funded one of those scholarships.

Receiving scholarships that night were twin sisters, Luisa and Monica Bautista, cadets in the Navy JROTC unit at Nogales High School. The sisters, raised by a single mother, achieved outstanding school records, including many hours of public service to their community. Continuing their strong belief in service to others, the sisters plan to pursue medical careers. Both will attend the University of Arizona where Luisa will study nursing and Monica pre-med.

Shown here is VGA President Tom Contreras awarding the scholarship to Luisa Bautista. Tom served a distinguished medical career with the U.S. Navy so he was especially pleased to help Luisa begin her nursing studies.

Monica’s scholarship was funded by HudBay Minerals/Rosemont Project.