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May 15, 2018 > Kiwanis Club to award student scholarships

Kiwanis Club to award student scholarships

Submitted By Kiwanis Club of Fremont

During a special evening meeting on Tuesday, May 22, members of the Kiwanis Club of Fremont will host a ?Turnaround? scholarship awards banquet. These scholarships are given to at risk high school seniors in recognition of their efforts that ?turned around? their lives after disastrous beginnings in high school and before. Program recipients are honored because they confronted and overcame problems such as abusive parents, gang violence, depression, sexual assault, poverty, homelessness, family substance abuse, addiction and more.

Students receiving the $1,500 awards include:
? Priya Bajaj -- Kennedy High School, Fremont
? Abraham Duenas -- American High School, Fremont
? Breanna Finney -- Decoto IS, Union City
? Gabrielle Laporte -- Newark Memorial High School, Newark
? Liliana Moreno, Conley Caaballo and Jazzy Shegal -- Logan High School, Union City

Receiving her fourth-year scholarship is Angel Klyce from Kennedy High School who is at UC Berkeley working on her bachelor?s degree in computer science. Her goal is a Ph.D. in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and teaching and working with students with learning disabilities.

Jesus Leon from Decoto IS is in his third year and transferring to UC Davis where his goal is to earn a bachelor?s degree and master?s degree in math and scientific computation. Victoria Herrick, from Newark Memorial High School, will be entering her third year at Chabot College in Hayward with the goal of becoming an elementary school teacher. Archana Sharma is in her first year studying at biology at Ohlone College in Fremont. Meanwhile, Hari Suresh is a first-year student at UC Davis studying chemical engineering.

Each of these students has been assigned a Kiwanis Club of Fremont mentor who will be there for them during their college years and monitor the students? progress, offer advice and encouragement along the way to help them achieve their goal of earning a diploma.

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