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Piedmont Technical College recently held a Scholarship Luncheon to recognize student recipients of dozens of PTC Foundation scholarships for 2019. This year’s winners of the La Puerta de Esperanza Scholarship are Diana Contreras Hernandez of Laurens, Jose Juan Santiago of Cross Hill, Martin Martinez-Clavijo of Saluda, Sheyla Martinez-Quiterio of Greenwood and Gerardo Rodriguez of Spartanburg.

La Puerta de Esperanza, “The Door of Hope,” is a compassionate ministry of the Greenwood Community Church of the Nazarene. In 2003, the ministry was founded in response to the many needs of the Hispanic population in Greenwood. In 2015, the La Puerta de Esperanza Scholarship was established to help students get a college degree.

Pictured from left: Sheyla Martinez-Quiterio, Donor Representative Edith Pineda, Diana Contreras Hernandez, Donor Representative Jaime Pineda, and Gerardo Rodriguez. Not pictured: Jose Juan Santiago and Martin Martinez-Clavijo.