photo by Karen Thompson

The Soroptomist International of Vista and North County Inland (SIVNCI) recently hosted its annual awards gala, titled Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women, at the Vista Valley Country Club. Three single mothers who are all attending college locally were honored and awarded $5,000 each to help them continue their education. Additionally, each were given a laptop and printer. The women wished to keep their full identities private. All are balancing school while working to support their families, despite their recent and/or current hardships and struggles.

Sheryl Roush, CEO for Sparkle Presentations, Inc., author, and coach, was the featured speaker for the night. With approximately 140 guests in attendance, the gala was a successful ceremony celebrating the achievements of women and the encouragement and resources SIVNCI provides.

SIVNCI is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in the local community. To learn more visit