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Soroptimists honor women

Provided to the Tribune

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Several women have been recognized by Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe and Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra.

Tiffany Reid and Lisa Shafer were awarded the Women’s Opportunity Awards.

The Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families, who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocation or skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.

Each recipient will receive a $2,000 cash award.

Each year, Soroptimist clubs in 19 countries and territories assist women in overcoming personal difficulties and bettering their lives through education and skills training.

The women may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, including books, childcare and transportation.

Riana Cerceo, Haley Dressell, Allyson Marchus, and Alejandra Medina were awarded the Violet Richardson Award. Each recipient will also receive a $100 cash award.

The Violet Richardson Award is provided to recognize the volunteerism exhibited young women age 14 to 17.

All winners will be formally honored on March 8.

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