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Knights of Columbus Award Student with Calaveras Hills Community Scholarship 

At this month’s Calaveras Hills Graduation Ceremony, student Elizabeth Diaz was awarded with a Calaveras Hills Community Scholarship in the amount of $1250.00. 

The Knights of Columbus St. Elizabeth Council #8747 gifted the scholarship, which was presented by Grand Knight Gwan Alisantosa. 

“We hope what we did here inspires others to be donors next time around,” said Alisantosa. “And second, hopefully the success story of the student inspires other students to follow her lead as a role model.”

Diaz, who is a young mom, and has also struggled with homelessness, joined Cal Hills as a senior in 2018. She is planning to attend community college, and is still trying to determine what career path she’d like to take. Diaz’s own mother, Rebecca Castro, was also part of a graduation ceremony, receiving her diploma from the Adult Education Program on the very same day.   

Rhoda Shapiro
Rhoda Shapiro is the winner of a 2022 Golden Quill Award for her Education journalism. She works as a journalist and media consultant in the Bay Area. She has written for both the Tri-City Voice and the Mercury News, and is the founder of Chi Media Company, which works mostly with nonprofit organizations and educational entities to elevate their marketing and communication platforms. Rhoda is also the author of “Fierce Woman: Wake up your Badass Self” and “Magic Within: Womb-Centered Wisdom to Realize the Power of Your Sacred Feminine Self.” Her YouTube channel features practices in yoga, meditation, and women’s empowerment. Rhoda is The Milpitas Beat’s Founder and Editor-in-Chief.

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