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Your Board would like to thank all of the members who contributed this year, despite the economic hard times, to our Chapter’s Scholarship Program. From the thirteen applicants, Scholarship America selected four winners from the outstanding group for the upcoming school year. The program has progressed nicely from its start in 2005 when there were seven applicants and two scholarship recipients.

Alyssa Dixon-WordAlyssa Dixon-Word is the granddaughter of Owen “Art” Kubal. Alyssa lives in Orville, CA and was class Valedictorian and all-league track and field athlete. She was an Academic Athlete of the Year and also received the Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence. Alyssa will be attending the University of California, San Diego, to study Human Biology. She plans to graduate in May, 2013. She chose this major as she is fascinated by science and how incredible the human body is. She is also considering a minor in Latin America studies. After earning her Bachelor’s degree, she plans to go to medical school to become a dermatologist.

Miriam Powlesland-BrownMiriam Powlesland-Brown is the granddaughter of Kenneth Powlesland. Miriam is a second year winner and is a sophomore at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. She is majoring in Sociology/Anthropology and is still interested in pursuing a degree in Journalism, expanding her mind to look at various forms of communication within the broad field of journalism. Miriam is involved with the campus radio studio and newspaper. She plans to study abroad in Ecuador next year so she can utilize her Spanish skills.

Micah StedmanMicah Stedman is the granddaughter of Don Stedman. Micah lives in Auburn, CA and was class Valedictorian, as well as recipient of a Best Buy Scholarship and Azusa Dean’s Scholarship. She has also been to Mexico two times to help build homes and plans to continue doing that. Micah will be attending Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA and plans to major in psychology. She plans to go on for a Master’s degree in Psychology and wants to make a difference in the lives of others. She is considering marriage and family counseling or high school counseling as her career. Her grandfather has been her inspiration.

Holly WorkmanHolly Workman is the daughter of Peter Workman. Holly is from Danville and has been attending the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. She is planning on graduating in May, 2010, with a major in Landscape Architecture/Spanish. She has been a recipient of the University of Oregon’s Dean’s Scholarship Program and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Holly’s goals and aspirations include designing landscape spaces with the purpose of preserving native plants, animal habitat, ecology and, ultimately, the landscape. She wants to design environments in which humans, animals and plants can live as harmoniously as possible.