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Whittell High student awarded scholarship

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Dan Thrift/Tahoe Daily Tribune/ Tommy Esquivel, a student at George Whittell High School, center, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club. Making the presentation are, Rhonda McFarlane, scholarship chair, left, and Lew Long, commodore.

A hard-working George Whittell High School student has received a $1,000 scholarship from the South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club. The award was presented to him at a recent yacht club dinner.

Thomas “Tommy” Amede Esquivel of Zephyr Cove was selected as the annual recipient out of dozens of local applicants. He earned this honor because of his successful academic record coupled with his commitment to community service.

Esquivel is the son of Tom and Bernadette Esquivel. In the fall he will attend the University of Nevada, Reno, where he will study technology.

In addition to being an exceptional student, he has been a Special Olympics volunteer and played in the Whittell band, while also participating in football, baseball and basketball.

The South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club is a local group whose members have a mutual interest in the field of boating.

Anyone interested in membership may contact Dale Nielsen at (530) 544-1115.

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