MAEGA dinner helps students

Net proceeds from a Mexican-style barbecue dinner will benefit as many as 50 seniors graduating this year from San Dieguito High School District schools.

The barbecue, sponsored by the Mexican American Educational Association, will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 23 at Tony’s Jacal, 623 Valley Ave. in Solana Beach.

MAEGA President Dr. Dick Wheelock said that except for the cost of the dinner and printing of tickets, all proceeds are earmarked for scholarships. Adult tickets are $18 and children up to 12 years old are $6. Tickets will be available at the door.

Last year, 53 seniors and 28 students going into their second year of college received a total or $76,600 in scholarships, according to scholarship chair Fran Fenical.

Seniors of Hispanic heritage are eligible to apply. The program was set up in 1970 by the late Don Lapham, publisher of the San Dieguito Citizen, who was concerned these graduates were not being encouraged to continue their education. That has been MAEGA’s mission, Wheelock said, and this summer it plans a gala evening to celebrate 40 years of service.

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