Mikell Newton, SIA Awards committee chair, recently introduced Bailey Guido, 2019 recipient of the $2000 Live Your Dream (LYD) Award, to the local membership where Guido spoke briefly about her career path and future plans. Newton also announced that Guido was recently named a Soroptimist regional LYD recipient and will receive a $3,000 award.
The mother of two, Guido is presently employed at Union School as the cook/para-professional aide; she is also attending KCC at the Innovative Learning Center. When she attains her associate’s degree, she plans to transfer to Southern Oregon University to complete her undergraduate work and Masters. Guido is Lakeview Soroptimist’s first LYD recipient to be recognized with a regional award.
The annual Live Your Dreams program is for women who are striving to overcome life challenges and to improve their lives economically and socially. Eligible women are motivated primary wage earners who want to increase their educational and career opportunities and have been accepted to or are already enrolled in a vocational training or undergraduate program. The recipient may use the $2000 to cover any costs incurred because of her schooling. Applications for the 2020 Live Your Dream Award will be available on the Soroptimist web site (www.soroptimist.org) next September.
The 2018’s Live Your Dream award recipient, Cambria Amacker, will complete her anatomy and physiology prerequisites at Lakeview’s KCC branch this spring and apply for Fall 2019 admittance to KCC’s Rural Nursing cohort. Cecilia Rameriz, (2017), is enrolled in a medical imaging program at Cypress College in Long Beach, Calif. Kortney Valencia (2016) is in the second year of George Fox’s nursing program and working in a Salem hospital. A senior at Boise State University, 2015 recipient Stacia Kamp will have her nurse pinning ceremony May 10 followed by graduation from Boise State University‘s nursing program May 11. Shauna Alexander (2014), a computer tech with Lake County School District #7, has begun her own business, troubleshooting and servicing personal computers.
Soroptimist offers a Vo-Tech scholarship and a Lakeview Soroptimist scholarship to Lakeview High School’s graduating seniors each year. The 2019 applications will be available in the counseling office April 14. Scholarship winners are announced at LHS’s senior awards night. The club also sponsors delegates to the annual Girls State conference each June.
For more information, visit the Soroptimist International of Lakeview page.