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Alameda Kiwanis Awards $100K to High School Graduates

In celebration of its 100 years of service, the Kiwanis Club of Alameda awarded $100,000 in college scholarships to seven deserving graduates from Alameda high schools on June 7 at the club’s monthly evening meeting.

Alameda Post - five Kiwanis Club scholarship winners stand with their awards in between two Kiwanis members
Scholarship winners receive their awards. (L to R) President Henry Ching, Jian Pei Liang, Yuwei Fong, Isabelle Tandradinata, Antonio Arevalo, Scarlett Deveno, Scholarship Chair Laila Grassley. Not pictured are students Kelly Quach and Mianna Pena. Photo Kiwanis Club of Alameda.

A scholarship committee of 10 Kiwanians reviewed student applications, focusing on the following criteria: academics, leadership, financial need, community service, and extracurricular activities. The quality of the applications this year was exceptional, according to spokesperson Patricia Bowen, and the committee commended all students who applied.

The scholarship winners are Antonio Arevalo (St. Joseph Notre Dame High School), who received the Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship; Scarlett Deveno (Alameda High School), who received the Asher Broughton Scholarship; Yuwei Fong (Alameda High School), who received the John Hanson Scholarship; Jian Pei Liang (Encinal High School), who received the Herb and Jeanne Justin Scholarship; Mianna Pena (Island High School), who received the Martin and Lucille Stohr Scholarship; Kelly Quash (Encinal High School), who received the Key Club Scholarship; and Isabelle Tandradinata (Alameda Science & Technology Institute), who received the Kiwanis Legacy Scholarship.

Kiwanis is a service organization with chapters across the United States and abroad. Its mission is the betterment of life, one child and one community at a time. Chartered in 1923, Kiwanis Alameda has participated in many service projects, all with that same objective.  Scholarships to college have always been a priority. Given the cost of higher education, both students and their families—and ultimately the community—all benefit from this aid.

Correction June 13, 2023, 8:25 a.m. – Scarlett Deveno’s name was spelled incorrectly, we regret the error.

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