Kiwanis club awards $7,000 in scholarships
The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo has awarded a total of $7,000 in scholarships to Mukilteo School District students.
The club honored this year’s scholarship recipients in a ceremony on June 13 at the Harbour Pointe Golf Club in Mukilteo. Each recipient received a commemorative certificate and special recognition.
The award winners were Mark Anderson, Homma Khoskoyani, Jennifer Kim, Yoo Eun Kim, Sarah Ma, and Elise Tan of Kamiak High School, Alejarose Leon-Guerrero and Katherine Nguyen of Mariner High School and Sydney Rosborough of Sno-Isle Skills Center.
The club also awarded a scholarship to Brandon Himmelman of Sequoia High School.
"Those who were selected most exemplify the values of the Kiwanis Club: scholarship, leadership and service to the community," said Club President Annie Johnson. "These students volunteered to support numerous events and Key Club activities giving back countless hours to their community."
The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo is a service club that focuses on the youth of the community. The Kiwanis Club holds several annual fundraisers for its scholarship fund and youth programs, including the Pancake Breakfast, General Aviation Day, the Mukilteo Car Show, and the Lighthouse Festival Salmon Bake.
“I was really happy to be recognized by Kiwanis because I was a club officer for (Mariner’s) Key Club,” said Alejarose Leon-Guererro, one of the recipients of this award.
“It felt like a graduation from my high school club into the bigger organization that is Kiwanis.”
Alejarose plans to study biochemistry and attend post graduate school to become a neurologist.
“I'm really honored to receive the scholarship because I know how much Kiwanis does to serve the community,” said Mark Anderson, another recipient of the award. Mark was part of Kamiak’s key club.
“Volunteering, especially through this organization, makes me feel useful, since I can use the skills that I have to make a difference.”
Mark plans to get his bachelor's degree in business and going to medical school for his post-graduate degree.
The club also sponsors the Harbor Pointe and Olympic View middle school builder clubs and Kamiak and Mariner high school key clubs.
For more information on the Kiwanis Club, visit http://snohomishkiwanis.org/Mukilteo.htm