The Auburn Area Democratic Club has, for some years, given scholarships to students graduating from Placer High School. For 2021, we are happy to announce that three Placer High School graduates were awarded Auburn Area Democratic Club Academic Scholarships of $500 each. Placer High School’s first graduating class was in 1900, so this year Placer High is celebrating it’s 121st graduating class. The Club worked together with Placer High School, to award scholarships to Latino students chosen for their academic achievement and college and career goals.
Leonardo Soto, Placer High School, has applied to several California Universities and also to Sierra College. His educational goal is to achieve a B.S. in Nursing and then go on to become a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician’s Assistant.
Sarah Downey, Colfax High School, has been admitted to UC Berkeley for Fall 2021 with the goal of earning a B.S. in Integrative Biology and eventually working to find a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.
McKenna Shepherd, Sutter Creek Charter School, Academy of BLAH, will be starting Sierra College in the Fall with the goal of becoming a Social Worker to provide needed mental health services to people in the community.
Congratulations to Leonardo, Sarah, and McKenna on their high school graduation, their ambitious career goals and their well-deserved scholarship awards.