Auburn Garden Club awards scholarships to four local students

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The Auburn Garden Club continued its tradition of community service by awarding scholarships recently to local students and grants to area projects at the club’s annual awards and installation luncheon. Four Placer County Students each received a $1,000 scholarship: Placer High’s Ariel Thomson is attending University of California at Berkeley. Her major field of study is conservation and resource studies. Andrea Starch a 2009 Colfax High School graduate, will be attending Cal Poly. She has chosen agribusiness and animal sciences, with a career goal of becoming an ag teacher. Andrew Lanterman, Del Oro graduate, is attending Cal Poly with a major field of study in environmental management. Truckee area’s Ezra Stemple is attending Sierra Nevada College with a career goal of becoming a landscape architect. Funding for the Garden Club’s scholarship program comes from the profits of the annual plant sale held every April. The club also continues its support of the Placer Nature Center and Placer High School’s Agriculture Department and Future Farmers of America. The Nature Center received a grant in the amount of $850 and Placer High School’s agriculture program and Future Farmers of America received $4,150. Kathy Chamblin