Carpinteria High School senior Ana Delgado was selected as a 2017 scholarship winner in the competitive Girls Inc. National Scholar Program.

Ana Delgado has been selected along with nine other young women throughout the nation as a $20,000 scholarship winner in the competitive Girls Inc. National Scholar Program. Delgado is the most recent addition to a list of 20 National Scholars to come out of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria.

“We are beyond proud to see Ana receive this well-deserved award; a recognition that we know is just the beginning for her,” said Victoria Juarez, executive director at Girls Inc. of Carpinteria. “Ana’s courageous spirit, confidence, and drive to succeed are only a few of the many qualities that make her the role model she is for our younger girls and we know she will continue to inspire us. I’m so grateful for all our supporters who make it possible for Girls Inc. to cultivate such strong, smart, and bold young women—our future leaders—year after year.”

The Girls Inc. National Scholars Program selects outstanding young women for exemplifying the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Recipients are role models for other girls who demonstrate a commitment to achieving academically and serving their communities.

Delgado and three other 2017 National Scholars have been hand-selected to speak and share their personal stories at the Girls Inc. National Luncheon in New York on March 7, which will honor former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“I’m so humbled to be a recipient of the National Scholar award and to know I’ve reached the level of scholastic achievement and aptitude that I have always dreamed of reaching,” said Delgado. “I grew up at Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, and Girls Inc. is the reason I am who I am today.”

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria also learned this week that two of its eighth-graders, Diana Marquez and Laura Flores, were awarded $500 in scholarships.

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