KIDS GET KIWANIS SCHOLARSHIPS.
Byline: Mark Kellam
Two seniors from Granada Hills Charter High School received scholarships from the Northridge Kiwanis Club May 23.
Maeve Wang received a $1,000 scholarship and Kathleen Wong received a $500 scholarship.
Both of the students have been involved with Key Club since they were freshmen. The school's Key Club is sponsored by the Northridge Kiwanians.
Wong was president of the Key Club during the 2005-06 school year. Last fall, she was elected lieutenant governor lieutenant governor
n. Abbr. Lt. Gov.
1. An elected official ranking just below the governor of a state in the United States.
2. The nonelective chief of government of a Canadian province. for several Key Clubs in the San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. .
At Granada Hills High School Granada Hills Charter High School (Granada Hills High School) is a public, charter, co-educational, secondary school consisting of students in grades 9-12. The school colors are green, black, and white. , she is also a member of the cross country and track-and-field teams.
She plans to attend University of California at Berkeley (body, education) University of California at Berkeley - (UCB)
See also Berzerkley, BSD.
Note to British and Commonwealth readers: that's /berk'lee/, not /bark'lee/ as in British Received Pronunciation. in the fall and double major in environmental economics/ policy and business.
"There's so much that Key Club offers," Wong said. "There's community service, leadership and social opportunities. I got to meet people from all over the world."
She's proud of all the projects the Granada Hills High Key Club takes part in, but two projects stand out for her.
The first is the club's participation in the Relay for Life Relay For Life (often shortened to Relay) is a fundraising event of the American Cancer Society, and is now held in many other countries. It is an overnight event designed to spread awareness of cancer prevention, treatments and cures, celebrate survivorship and raise money at Birmingham High School Birmingham High School is a public coeducational high school in the neighborhood/district of Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley section of the city of Los Angeles, California. The school is a part of District One of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). last year, raising $4,000 for cancer research. The club plans to take part in the event again this year.
She also very proud of the club's participation in the AIDS Walk in West Hollywood last year, where club members raised another $4,000.
Wong, 17, is the daughter of Judy and Gordon Wong of Northridge.
Wang was president of the Granada Hills Key Club this past year and was vice president the year before. Like Wong, she is also a member of the school's cross country and track-and-field teams.
She plans to attend Harvard University in the fall and is considering majoring in neurobiology Neurobiology
Study of the development and function of the nervous system, with emphasis on how nerve cells generate and control behavior. The major goal of neurobiology is to explain at the molecular level how nerve cells differentiate and develop their .
"I've wanted to be a neurosurgeon neurosurgeon
a physician who specializes in neurosurgery.
neurosurgeon A surgeon specialized in managing diseases of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves Meat & potatoes diseases Brain tumors, spinal cord disease Salary $245K + 15% bonus. since I was 11," she said.
She said she's enjoyed her involvement with Key Club.
"It just amazing because you get to team up with Key Club members from all over the Valley, the state, the nation and the world," she said.
She is particularly proud that the Granada Hills Key Club partnered with the environmental group The Tree People this past year. Club members took part in several tree-planting projects in conjunction with the local organization.
"I just get so much satisfaction from doing manual labor," she said. "It's the ideal community service."
Wang, 17, is the daughter of James Wang of Granada Hills.