Kiwanis awards three scholarships

The Sunnyside High School baseball team is playing a summer schedule, which started last weekend with a doubleheader at Selah and a contest against the Yakima Select team.

Photo by John Fannin
The Sunnyside High School baseball team is playing a summer schedule, which started last weekend with a doubleheader at Selah and a contest against the Yakima Select team.



During their weekly meeting this morning, Wednesday, at Bon Vino’s, Sunnyside Kiwanis Club members heard presentations from three applicants for the group’s scholarship funds.

All three are from Sunnyside High School and the club awarded each of the three seniors $500 scholarships.

They are:

– Laura Carrillo, who besides earning her high school diploma this coming Friday night has also completed nearly two years of her college education.

Carrillo told Kiwanians her future plans include finishing up her final two years of college at Central Washington University, where she will double-major in elementary education and special education.

Carrillo’s extracurricular activities while at Sunnyside High School include fundraisers for her church and playing on the SHS girls soccer team, for which she also participated in fundraisers.

– Ashleigh Oswalt is a fifth-generation Sunnysider who has completed one year of her college education through Running Start. She intends to enroll as a sophomore this fall at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho.

Oswalt plans to pursue a career in elementary education. Her community and school involvement includes FFA, church mission work, volleyball and track.

– Jazmine Lopez is the first in her family to graduate from high school, and will do so this coming Friday in the top 5 percent of the SHS class of 2014.

She will attend Eastern Washington University, with plans to major in business and hopes of eventually starting her own business.

Community involvement for Lopez includes working with a program that helps the disabled do their Christmas shopping and Key Club.



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