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California legal assistant student Angelica Avalos has received the 2009 Dwight Byrdie Scholarship to use toward her associate degree studies at Oxnard College. What makes this recognition even more notable is that she dropped out of high school two years ago to help support her family. A year later, she joined the Youth Empowerment Program at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, and earned her GED. She is now employed there as an administrative assistant.
The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to responsible youths who want to make better lives for themselves, demonstrate leadership potential, show the ability to make good choices, and have the desire to improve their skills to succeed in the workplace.
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