Four grads earn money to aid with college

Honored by group that celebrates advancement of women
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An international philanthropic organization that celebrates the advancement of women awarded scholarships to four local high school graduates on July 14. The local chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) presented the scholarships to the graduates, who attended a luncheon with their mothers in the Sun City Solarium to celebrate the accomplishment. Each young woman was selected based in part on her future educational goals. Emily Warren, a graduate of Granite Bay High School, attends Sierra College and plans to transfer to the University of California at Davis and study to become a veterinarian. Kathryn Lewis, who graduated from Woodcreek High School, will attend the University of Alabama and major in history. She wants to become a teacher. Fellow Woodcreek grad Ashley DeVriend is bound for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and plans to major in biological sciences and pursue a career as a research scientist. Amelia Lowell, graduate of Rocklin High School, will attend UCLA and major in history and international relations. Founded in 1869, P.E.O. has hundreds of chapters across North America, including more than 500 in California. The local group, Chapter XF, is comprised of women from Sun City Roseville, Sun City Lincoln, Granite Bay and the surrounding area. ~ Sena Christian