Soroptimist International of McKinleyville hands out $2,500 in scholarships honoring high school girls

MCKINLEYVILLE, CA. (KIEM) – The Soroptimist International of McKineylville hosts an afternoon with tea to honor high school girls in the community.

This is the second year in a row where they’re highlighting young women for their accomplishments. They gave out $2,500 worth of scholarships that was divided into three different awards.

McKinleyville resident Ariel McElarth is thankful receive help, because she is paying for college herself.

All of the proceeds made at today’s event will go towards scholarship funds for more girls next year.