Palatine Mayor Jim Schwantz, Sister Cities President Njie Louie Pappas, and Scholarships Administrator Mona Yagmore offered a $4,000 scholarship to Mayra Cortizano on the Platin Farmers Market on July 9.
The Dr. Elizabeth Hull Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of a faithful group chief, assists Myra in researching French traditions at Dominican School and accommodates an immersion journey to Fontenay-le-Comte, France, later in the summertime.
Mayra is the second scholarship recipient, after Gleny Witzel, who lately returned from three weeks in France, and shall be associated to her experiences celebrating Bastille Day within the Palatine Sister Cities, the place Mayra shall be launched for membership.
“The purpose of Sister Cities is to proclaim peace all through the world by means of understanding, and I don’t know of a better strategy to attempting that by means of schooling, travels, language, and custom. We’re certainly not too old style to check,” mentioned Yagmore.
The Palatine Sister Cities Group operates the Palatine Farmers Market and sells raffle tickets every week in change for a “Model of the Market” basket. Proceeds from the grant draw.
Pappas acknowledged, “We thank our loyal prospects for his beneficiary help out there, which conjures up us to maintain tempo with the very best quality market and permits us to contribute to assembly native and international wants.
“In addition to scholarships, the proceeds from the raffle have helped rebuild storm-ravaged areas inside the USA and Japan, to position 4 granite counter tops abroad, and most lately to supply a humanitarian discount in Ukraine.”
The Ukrainian Platinum Church of the Bourgeoisie promotes potato pancakes out there on the second Saturday of each month to assist their fellow residents.
For info on the Palatine Sister Cities Consortium and Farmers Market, go to www.palatinesistercities.org.
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