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Harlingen Dental Clinic Awards JROTC Scholarships

The event was held Thursday at Harlingen Family Dentistry clinic. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

Ten area high school students enrolled JROTC became the newest recipients of a scholarship program set up at Harlingen Family Dentistry.

Called The Way to Happiness, each student is chosen by a list of judges who view their projects each based on ROTC core values.

A total of $6,000 in scholarships were up for grabs for the best projects.

Twelve judges viewed the projects.

They were Ricardo Sanchez, a retired lieutenant general and now CEO of Optech Enterprise Solutions; Esteban Mejia, master sergeant with US.. Air Force: and Capt. Michael Roberson, a U.S. Army company commander, among others.

The scholarship ceremony was held Thursday, April 4.

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