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Kiwanis gives scholarships to graduates

Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi


June 23, 2018

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Scholarship winners and their parents. Christine Asatryan in front of parents, John and Tamar; Emma Stanley in front of her mother, Rachel; Julia Miller in back of her mother, Becky.

The Kiwanis Club awarded scholarships to three Tehachapi High School graduates this June. They were introduced to the membership at a recent meeting by Scholarship Chairperson, Marian Stephens. She began by thanking Dick Cavanaugh and Liz Wolfe for serving on the selection committee. Each of the three winners then addressed the Kiwanis members.

Emma Stanley made good grades in high school, but she admitted she worked hard to maintain a high grade point average. She said she really had to focus on her studies, but there were extra activities that made high school a "lot of fun." She plans to attend Bakersfield College and major in psychology. She expressed appreciation for the scholarship, and her mother, Rachel Stanley, echoed those sentiments.

Christine Asatryan agreed that the extra activities made school "pretty great." She was a member of Key Club, which is sponsored by Kiwanis. She likes helping people and logged 400 hours of community service as a member of the Interact Club.

"Helping others helps yourself," she said.

She will attend UC Davis and major in English Literature. Her parents, John and Tamar Asatryan, expressed their appreciation to Kiwanis and their pride in their daughter's achievement.

Julia Miller was a member of California Scholarship Federation and the National Honor Society. She held a leadership role in both organizations. She was also a soccer player. She had been home schooled in seventh and eighth grade and was reluctant about attending THS, but she found it was stimulating and broadened her interests. She plans to attend Masters University on-line for the first year. She will work to help with the cost of her future education. She wants to major in Agri-Business. Both Julia and her mother, Becky Miller, thanked the Kiwanis Club for their support.

Kiwanis meets Wednesdays at noon at Gold Mountain Sports Bar on 202 near Tehachapi-Woodford Road. The club's mission is to improve the lives of children. Guests are encouraged to attend meetings and consider joining the club. Call (661) 823-4848 for information.


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