The Coronado Democratic Club has awarded $500 scholarships to three deserving Southwestern Community College students. These students have shown outstanding academic promise, as well as dedication to the values of the Democratic Party. The awards will be formally presented at the May 21 general meeting. Be sure to attend and take advantage of the opportunity to meet these outstanding students and to recognize their accomplishments.
Scholarship Committee members Jean Seager, Carol Grimaud and Connie Pinkus were very impressed with the quality of the applicants and had a hard time selecting just three winners.
In alphabetical order, the winners of the 2016 John F. Kennedy Young Democrat Award are:
Rebecca James: Rebecca is an energetic full-time student who works two jobs and participates in the Black Student Union and the Hiking Clubs on campus. In addition, for the past several years she has run a Girl Scout troop, an activity which she identifies as the most rewarding of all.
Lalena Janke: Lala is a gregarious, well-spoken, personable young woman who is working toward a career in biomedical engineering. She hopes to engage in research to help people with genetic diseases. In addition to her studies at Southwestern, Lala works as a tutor at the Writing Center. She participated in presidential primaries by doing phone banking for Super Tuesday last March.
Cassandra Wickstrom: Cassandra is a superior student who is active in the Student Association for Gender Equality and represents the club on the Inter-Club Council. As part of the International Women’s Day celebration, Cassandra designed and produced a booklet outlining the history and importance of feminism. Copies of the booklet will be available at the May 21 meeting.