Outstanding high school graduates represented Palos Verdes, PV Peninsula, Phineas Banning, Port of Los Angeles, and San Pedro High Schools. Continuing scholars represented: Boston University; Washington College; Marymount California University; Northeastern University; Ohio State University; and West Virginia University. Awards are based upon academic achievement, service and “heart.” In addition to a monetary award (which may continue throughout undergraduate and into graduate work), the club offers year-round support and mentoring for these future leaders.
Special awards were presented to student leaders in Key Club and in KIWINS. Nathanial Pereira, President of the Palos Verdes Peninsula KIWINS Club was honored for his service to the Palos Verdes and greater South Bay community. Huy Nguyen, President of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Key Club, was recognized for his outreach and service to the campus and greater South Bay community and his sponsorship of fund raising events, for the Pediatric Trauma Program, with other South Bay Key Clubs. Both Nathan and Huy have engaged their members to support all of the projects of the Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates. Nathan will attend California State University, Long Beach in preparation for a graduate professional doctorate program in physical therapy. Huy will study Electronic System Engineering Technology at Cal Poly Pomona.
Scholarship Applications are available every February at www.kiwanisclubrhe.org/scholarships/.