The Solana Seaside Civic and Historic Society just lately introduced the winners of its two scholarships for the 2022 12 months.
The primary scholarship, named in honor and reminiscence of Bruce Berrand, was given to Eric Van Valkenburg. Eric is off to the College of Oklahoma the place he’ll examine bodily remedy and play baseball. Eric has a historical past of volunteering locally. He says that he was born a pure giver. On his method to preschool in the future he advised his mother that after college he wished to play at “Charity’s home”. She requested him if Charity was the identify of one in every of his pals in school. “No”, he mentioned, “she’s the child you give all of my toys to!” He additionally mentioned that he was fortunate to be in such a phenomenal place as Solana Seaside with such nice individuals. He added that it’s “vital to understand our life and in addition give again to these much less lucky”. Eric is described by a trainer as a “conscientious, decided, considerate, and delicate particular person.”
The second scholarship winner is Kelly Drummond. This scholarship was made attainable by a beneficiant donation from a Civic and Historic Society member, Asli Carome. It’s given in honor of her daughter, Selin Everett. Kelly is a younger girl who’s returning to school. She graduated in 2010 with a bachelors of arts diploma from the College of Puget Sound. She says that “after a decade of working in schooling in several capacities,” she “felt known as to pursue one other ardour – ocean conservation.” She is at the moment enrolled in a grasp’s program on the Scripps Institute of Oceanography on the College of California, San Diego. Kelly’s volunteer actions embody volunteering repeatedly for Surfrider with the “Ocean Pleasant Eating places” marketing campaign to undertake ocean-friendly practices. She additionally attends seashore cleanups sponsored by native conservation organizations akin to Surfrider, I Love a Clear San Diego and the San Diego Coastkeeper.
The Solana Seaside Civic and Historic Society “is pleased with these two younger individuals and is pleased to have the ability to assist financially as they start their faculty schooling. We want them properly as they pursue their tutorial endeavors.”
To seek out out extra in regards to the Solana Seaside Civic and Historic Society and its applications, go to solanabeachcivicandhistoricalsociety.org