For over 20 years, Fidelity Chapter #28 Order of Eastern Star has given scholarships to young women in Riverside.
This year, Educator and Author Dr. Margaret B. Hill, shared her educational experiences and read from her books “Sharecropping to Non- Stopping” and “It’s All About the Children”. She is a former high school principal and Assistant Superintendent of San Bernardino County School District as well as a community advocate for children in the Inland Empire.
The group enjoyed the magic of The Great Raguzi who has entertained audiences from New York to Los Angeles, beginning his dynamic career in Chicago. He did not bring the tigers that he once used in his show as part of the Magic Castle Magicians, but he did fascinate the audience with his illusionary skills, defying the eyes.
Scholarships were given to deserving young women who have applied for and successfully completed the process for the Rebecca Ruth Harris/LaFern Cunningham Memorial Scholarship. This mother and daughter team were members of Fidelity Chapter #28 OES who resided in Riverside and were former educators, teaching in the United States and abroad.
The Scholarship Luncheon was held on May 6 at the Canyon Crest Country Club in Riverside. The recipients are Danielle Money, Ramona High School; Melody Summerville, Norte Vista High School; Michaela Culbertson, John W. North High School; and Solome Engidawork of Ramona High School. Sabrina Mathews holding the cake is the Worthy Matron of Fidelity Chapter #28 Order of the Eastern Star.