AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Winners can be found online under their home state and town at www.walmartfoundation.org under “Community Scholarships.” Rotary Club names scholarship winner WHITTIER – The Rotary Club of Whittier awarded a $1,000 scholarship check to Rio Hondo College student David Livi. Livi’s goal is to become a firefighter, scholarship officials said. Groups donate books for library PICO RIVERA – The Whittier Sunrise Rotary club and the Rotary Club of Pico Rivera recently donated 1,000 new books to the Sgt. Arthur A. Mora Jr. Library at Obregon Elementary School. Officials said they were spurred to action after an article in this newspaper on the school library mentioned the shelves were “a bit bare.” Both groups raised a total of $2,150 for new books, and matching amounts were obtained through the Reading by 9 Foundation and Scholastic Books. The books were donated recently during the school’s annual open house, officials said. Local teens earn McDonald’s funds HOLLYWOOD – Two Whittier-area students were among 85 Southern California high school seniors recently awarded $2,000 scholarships by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. Jessica Carrillo of Whittier and Jasmine Reynoso of Norwalk received the scholarships for their commitment to academics, leadership and community involvement. This year’s recipients were chosen from a field of more than 1,800 applicants in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura. Since 1990, more than $2.1 million in scholarships have been awarded by RMHCSC to seniors through four programs. Host families needed locally LOS ANGELES – The Pacific Intercultural Exchange is seeking local families to host foreign exchange students between the ages of 15 and 18. Students are matched to host families through common interests and lifestyles during an informal in-home meeting. Host families can also review student applications and select a match. Host families can claim a $50 per month charitable deduction on their tax returns. For more information, call (800) 631-1818. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – Six Whittier-area students were among 66 throughout the county who were awarded $1,000 Sam Walton Community Scholarships by Wal-Mart. Local recipients were La Habra resident Jayson De Guzman of La Mirada High; La Habra resident Alyse Pivovarnik of La Habra High; Norwalk residents Desiree Bautista and Jacqueline Galvez, both of Glenn High; and Santa Fe Springs residents Franz Schweis of La Serna High and Ching Wong of Whittier High. An independent panel of judges from Scholarship Program Administrators selected the recipients based on financial need, academic record, ACT/SAT test scores, and school and community involvement. Wal-Mart is awarding more than $342,000 in scholarships to California students this year.