NORWALK -- The Dream Big Project held its inaugural Scholarship Awards Ceremony last Friday at the Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex.
The organization, founded by Miguel Rivera, is a team of positivity pushers from around the area, who selflessly and tirelessly look for opportunities to give back to the city of Norwalk and its surrounding communities.
The two recipients, Angel Myers and Angie Anguiano, both received $500 scholarships dedicated to further their educations. Angel wants to work in collision repair and Angie wants to be a dental hygienist.
“Tonight is literally everything,” says Rivera. “The reason I say that is because this was the No.1 thing that I wanted to do right away when I started DBP. But of course, it requires money and support so it wasn’t possible by the way. So this is big. This means everything. It’s a major milestone.”
The winners were recognized for their outstanding work as student leaders at Norwalk High School and as valued members of SkillsUSA program.
Vice Mayor Margarita Rios gave a few powerful and encouraging speech to the 40 or so attendees.
Recent fifth-grade graduate Samantha Lopez was also recognized at the ceremony last Friday, receiving a few accolades of her own including Norwalk Youth Leadership Award.