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Santee Kiwanis Awards Scholarships

For more than 30 years Kiwanis Santee has been awarding scholarships to exemplary graduates of Santana and West Hills high schools. Graduates who have met the criteria of outstanding community service, excellence in academia and involvement in school and campus activities are eligible to be considered.

The Perry T. Shipman Memorial Scholarship. Perry was a long time Santee resident who served his community in many ways: he was a teacher at Santana, a school board member and a political activist who was instrumental in the incorporation of Santee.

The 2020 PERRY T. SHIPMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP in the amount of $1000 was awarded to KELLI REID. Kelli is being recognized for her many (300+) hours of community service, volunteering as a youth leader and her ability to reconcile her academic responsibilities, sports commitments and volunteer activities with balance and maturity. She actively seeks service opportunities. Kelli has been admitted to, and will pursue her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Go Rebels! Congratulations, Kelli.

The Don Ainsworth Memorial Scholarship. New this year is in memory of a recently passed Kiwanian, Educator, Santee Community Servant, and consummate Gentleman. Don Ainsworth was a longtime primary school educator in the Santee School District and is still revered by former colleagues and students alike. One of his greatest prides was in the success of his students. Don served for many years with the Kiwanis Club of Santee and was instrumental in the development of this scholarship program. He is dearly missed.

The 2020 DON AINSWORTH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE in the amount of $1000 is awarded to MIRNA ISSA. Mirna is being recognized for her many community service achievements and her stellar academic record (4th in class of 345) and will graduate as an AP Scholar with Honor. Mirna was instrumental in the founding of the Feeding Hunger Club, active and served as president (2 years) of the Kiwanis Key Club, served with the Acts of Kindness Club, devoted more than 450 hours with the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Volunteer programs including as a nurses aide in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Mirna is an example of what can be done, will be done! She has been admitted to the University of California, Los Angeles, College of Letters and Science with Pre-Psychobiology as her major. Congratulations Mirna, you are a BRUIN!!

Congratulations to the awardees and all the scholarship applicants. Even in a challenging year you excelled in ways that are amazing.

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