Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas has selected four Clark County high school students as scholarship recipients for the 2015 class to attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas this fall including Sarah Figueroa, Mia Salomon, Benjamin Sison and Anna Tymoshevska.
Attending Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Figueroa plans to pursue a degree in hospitality management, with a focus on event planning. Figueroa’s goal is to become a manager in the hospitality industry. In addition to participating in the hospitality program at NWCTA, she is a member of DECA and has volunteered at a number of events around the city including the Bridal Spectacular Convention at Cashman Convention Center.
Salomon is a multi-talented student from Southwest Career and Technical Academy who plans to pursue a degree in hotel management. She is an active member of DECA as well as a regular volunteer with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Three Square Food Bank. Salomon intends to join MGM Grand’s Hospitality Internship Program while attending school and enroll in its Management Associate Program after graduation. Her biggest goal is to become one of the top female executives at a resort in Las Vegas.
Tymoshevska ranks No. 20 out of 534 students in her class at Basic High School, where she is also a member of DECA and WeRCommunity. Without knowing English, she moved from the Ukraine two years ago and through the multicultural society she participates in, was able to find her passion in hospitality. Tymoshevska will study hospitality management in the fall and hopes to one day take her education and international background into a senior management position with a well-known global corporation.