Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., High Desert Alumnae Chapter, held their 2nd Annual Community Gems & Scholarship Awards luncheon on May 3 at the Fireside Restaurant at the Green Tree Inn.
Scholarships were given to graduating high school students: Elizabeth Aguilar (Sultana); Cambria Anderson, Brittany Brown, and India Owens (Silverado); Nicole Oparaugo (Victor Valley); and, Zachery Maroste (Granite Hills).
Community Gems awards were given to Allen Christensen who works for St. Joseph Health/St. Mary and was recognized for his work on the Healthy Communities plan. Dennis and Judy Morris were honored for their work through Moses House Ministries, which helps single mothers. Barbara James is the founder of High Desert / Inland Valley News, which bridges communications within diverse communities.
High Desert Masonic Lodge #107 received an honor for providing community service in the High Desert for over 40 years.
For more information on Delta Sigma Theta, mail requests to P.O. Box 975, Victorville, CA 92393.