Talented students earn Lions scholarships

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Six local students have been awarded $500 scholarships as winners in the 2011 Lions Clubs of District 4C5 World of Talent contest. Vocal and instrumental winners recently performed at the International Food Festival in Folsom. Last year three of the students sponsored by the Loomis Lions, Heidi Astle, Megan Gentes, and Jordan Heald won. Pictured, from left, are this year’s winners Aileen Carroll, 15, of Loomis oboe soloist; Amy Ray, 11, of Rocklin, vocalist; Alyssa Ray, 16, of Rocklin, vocalist; Kay K.Fukushima, contest chairperson; Ben Kaiser, 17, of Newcastle, vocalist; Alexandra Haynes,18, of Granite Bay, vocalist ; and Gabriella Shannon, 17, of Loomis, vocalist.