Jimenez, Ortiz Ibarra receive 2021 Autos for Autism scholarships

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By Teresa Pisani Special to the Express Autos For Autism awarded two very deserving recipients each a $1000 scholarship to use towards their college education. This is the fifth year that Autos For Autism has given scholarships to Winters High School seniors. The winners for the Class of 2021 are Yareli Ortiz Ibarra and Amaya Jimenez. At the Senior Awards Ceremony on June 2, Kim Spalding was able to announce the scholarship winners and hand them their certificates. To qualify for the scholarships the students either need to be enrolled in the Special Needs Program or, as these two recipients are, pursuing a career in the special needs field. Spalding, a WHS Life Skills Special Education educator, enthusiastically recommended these two students for the scholarships saying how much they helped her in her classroom, as well as with the local Special Olympics and volunteered elsewhere. Ortiz Ibarra plans to attend Sacramento State University in the fall studying to be a Special Education Teacher. Jimenez plans to attend Solano Community College in the fall then transfer to a four year college, studying to be an Occupational Therapist that works with special needs kids. For more about Ortiz Ibarra and Jimenez, go to the Autos For Autism website at www.autosforautism.org. For more information about Autos For Autism visit their website or Facebook page.

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