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Local High School Counselor Receives Humanitarian Award

David Ruiz presents Xelina Rojas with Isabel P. Ruiz Humanitarian Award

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA―On September 21, 2010, the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation presented the 4th Annual Isabel P. Ruiz Humanitarian Award to this year’s winner, Paso Robles High School Counselor, Xelina Rojas.

For over 12 years, Ms. Rojas has gone above and beyond by working weekends and evenings with students and parentsinsupport of their desire to fundraise for scholarships, to learn more about community advocacy, and to implement service learning in Paso Robles.  She has been described as a “whatever it takes” kind of person, who doesn’t think of herself, but rather the need and how she can help with that situation.

The Isabel P. Ruiz Humanitarian Award annually recognizes and rewards a local individual for outstanding efforts in

Mayor Dunane Picano presents Xelina Rojas with proclamation from the City of Paso Robles

advocacy and caring for local people in San Luis Obispo County. David Ruiz, Isabel’s son, presented the award to Rojas at the Paso Robles City Council meeting. Paso Robles Mayor, Duane Picanco, also presented Rojas with a proclamation from the City of Paso Robles.

Established through the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation by Bill Broadbent in 2007, the Isabel P. Ruiz Humanitarian Award serves the dual purpose of honoring Ruiz and encouraging others to follow in her footsteps. For more information on this award or the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation, visit www.sloccf.org.

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October 20, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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