The Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries (FLACL) are proud to announce the scholarship award for $2,500 each, presented to four high school seniors during the convocation held at the Smith Auditorium on May 28. Those seniors are Nora Cullinan, Phoenix Dendera, Duncan Fuehne and Elodie Thelliez.
The scholarship application process required that they present a written essay on a book that somehow enhanced their life or gave them a better understanding of the human condition. It was rewarding to read the quality of the work that was presented to the committee and a difficult decision to make. Every one of the applicants should be commended for the effort and creativity in which they presented their essays.
FLACL was organized in 1978 and has provided additional support to our county’s library system for over 40 years. Some of this support comes from contributions made by a generous community. Most of the support comes from the Friends Bookstore located in Mesa Public Library, the donations made to, the sales made from and the benevolence of the wonderful volunteers. It is through this collective passion for knowledge and reading that enable the Friends to give so much back to this community.