The Alpine Woman’s Club Scholarship, Preservation and Education Foundation has awarded their annual scholarships for graduating Alpine high school seniors. Six well-deserving graduates were awarded $1,000 each.
Susie Curtis, AWC Scholarship Chair said, “Even though we were not able to complete our 2020 fundraisers, the Alpine Woman’s Club is over-joyed to have been able to fully fund this year’s scholarship program. The pool of applicants was outstanding and made it quite hard on the Scholarship Committee to decide on this year’s winners. We are proud of our Alpine students!”
The Alpine Woman’s Club has given away over $146,000 in scholarships. In addition to scholarships, the Club raises funds to preserve and maintain the Alpine Historic Town Hall located at 2156 Alpine Blvd.
The recipients of this year’s scholarships were awarded to:
Owen Columbo is a graduate of Christian High School and will attend California Baptist University with a major in Aviation Flight. “My long-term career goal is to serve as a pilot in the United States Coast Guard. I have worked hard at being dedicated and disciplined and wish to use this skill to help people and benefit the world because it is my God given purpose. Due to the shortages of aviators in this world, the demand for kids like me who have this dream is staggering. My goal is to use aviation as a tool to bless people.”
Claire Doucet is a graduate of Steele Canyon High School and will attend UCLA. “I participated in theater all four years, performed in all 8 main stage shows, and was on the executive board for Drama Club. I was given amazing opportunities and decided I wanted to pursue a career in theater. In the fall, I will be attending UCLA’s school of Theater, Film, and Television as a Theater major with an emphasis in directing. After four years of college, I plan on getting my masters in directing and taking advantage of all of the unique opportunities that UCLA has to offer!
Carter Foye graduated from River Valley Charter School as Valedictorian. He will be attending Cal Poly SLO for Mechanical Engineering. “`I have five varsity letters in soccer and baseball, and I play club soccer for the San Diego Crusaders. My hope is to build a career in automotive design, with a focus on incorporating alternative power methods such as electricity. I think alternative energies can be used to power vehicles in order to reduce our carbon emissions. Working for a company focused on innovating things we use in our everyday lives in order to preserve the planet is a top career goal.”
Cody Harris graduated from Steele Canyon Charter School. “This fall, I’ll be attending SDSU. For my major, I’ve chosen to study business administration. My eventual goal will be to specialize in either sales or logistics. I would also love to use my knowledge and resources to help others that are in the same situation as I am in now to reach their personal, academic and career goals There are a lot of programs that bring adaptive sports and recreation to kids with disabilities but little that actually provide support for true success which is something I would like to change in the future.”
Karen Liu is a graduate of Granite Hills High School where she was part of the International Baccalaureate Program and the Medical Pathway. She will be attending Stanford University. “For the past two years, I ran the Student Teachers Igniting the Next Generation (STING) program, where our mission is to demonstrate to younger students that learning is more than just textbooks and lectures. I am planning to pursue Environmental Systems Engineering as my major and hope to pursue government and policy. I am interested in the intersection of the environmental and medical fields and want to contribute towards sustainability in medicine.”
Lauren Nguyen is a former eagle at Granite Hills and a future Blue Jay at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. “My whole schooling career has revolved around my goal of becoming a doctor in the future. I hope to be able to continue my education past the university level and enter medical school in the future so that I can become a medical professional and help better peoples’ lives. My current goal is to become a cardiologist and help protect the hearts of all the patients I will work with in the future.”
Past Scholarship Recipients