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Soroptimist awards grants

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Jim Grant/Tahoe Daily Tribune/ Aaron Dartt accepts a $1,000 Community Service Grant on behalf of South Tahoe High School Naval Junior ROTC, while SISLT President Jan Carr looks on.

Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe awarded $50,000 to 23 organizations at the South Shore during its eighth annual awards luncheon at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

The recipients were introduced by Jan Carr, president; Peggy Jenner, president-elect; and Peggy Thompson, vice president. As the name of each organization was announced representatives came forward to accept the grant, thank the service club for its support, and talk about how their grant money will be used.

The recipients are:

— STAT. A $3,000 grant to support South Tahoe High School and South Tahoe Middle School athletic programs.

— SISLT Women’s Health and Development Committee. A $600 grant to fund Chemo Buddy Gift Baskets. An encouraging and caring gift basket will be sent to women in South Lake Tahoe the area who are undergoing chemo treatment.

— South Tahoe High School Grad Night Task Force. A $1,500 grant to support a safe and sober graduation celebration for the 2005 grads.

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— V-Day South Lake Tahoe. A $250 grant in support of their efforts to raise funds and awareness toward ending violence against women and girls.

— South Tahoe High School Naval Junior ROTC. A $1,000 grant to assist with transportation costs, pay for entry fees and to subsidize trips for exceptional cadets to the NJROTC Leadership Academy and National Youth Leadership Forum.

— American Association of University Women. A $600 grant to assist in sending an incoming eighth-grade girl to Tech Trek, a week-long, residential science, math and technology camp.

— Lake Tahoe Community College. A $500 grant in support of their scholarship program for the Kids’ College program. Funds will enable Tahoe students in financial need to participate.

— LTUSD and El Dorado County Mental Health Department. A $2,000 grant to the Primary Intervention Program, a school-based, early intervention program for young children ages 5 to 9 identified as “at risk” for escalating emotional problems.

— Lake Tahoe Unified School District. A $1,000 grant to support The Drug Store Project, a comprehensive middle school drug prevention program designed to educate youth about the dangers of substance use and abuse.

— St. Theresa School. A $500 grant to provide new uniforms for all the boys and girls who participate in athletics.

— SISLT Cultural Arts Committee. A $1,130 grant to support Tahoe Youth Modern Dance Week, a creative modern dance residency program to benefit South Lake Tahoe community youth.

— Sierra Recovery Center. A $3,000 grant for the Women’s Transitional Housing Assistance to provide a safe, sober and structured housing environment for women who are recovering from substance abuse.

— George Whittell High School. A $300 grant to support Sober Grad Night, a drug-and alcohol-free graduation night party for 52 graduating seniors.

— SISLT Women’s Health and Development Committee. A $1,000 grant for Project Independence, a program to help women and children in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Rwanda recover from the devastation of war and oppression by providing assistance in rebuilding their lives.

— Tahoe Arts Project. A $1,300 grant to Missoula Children’s Theater, a program that gives children in kindergarten through 12-grade the opportunity to participate in a play.

— Soroptimist International Tahoe Sierra. A $500 grant to a Summer Reading Program, where each child in kindergarten through eighth-grade at LTUSD, St. Theresa School, Zephyr Cove Elementary and Kingsbury Middle School receives a book, at the appropriate reading level, to read during the summer.

— Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe. A $2,000 grant will be used for scholarships for the Boys and Girls Club summer program.

— Ordinary People meeting Extraordinary Needs. A $1,500 scholarship to support O.P.E.N.’s services for people in the community who have extraordinary medical needs.

— South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center. A $700 grant will be used to support the Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter Program.

— Special Olympics Team Tahoe. A $1,000 grant will be used for uniforms, equipment and training facility costs.

— Tahoe Turning Point Meyers House. A $650 grant to support the Male Investment Program, which is targeted to male youth and their responsibility and role in their community.

— SISLT Education Committee. A $17,500 grant for scholarships to students graduating from South Tahoe and Whittell high schools who are continuing to college and students transferring from LTCC to a four-year college as well as achievement awards for South Tahoe and Kingsbury middle school students.