Melissa has been a Girl Scout since kindergarten. Her Gold Award project involved teaching art to children at Casa de Alegra, a battered women’s shelter.
Melissa’s outside activities include early morning seminary, a religious class that meets every morning before school, studying piano, traveling, reading and playing tennis.
Melissa plans to attend a four-year university in Utah where she would like to continue her studies in art and music.
Miss Melissa Lee Van Wagenen is being presented by her father, Kenneth Lee Van Wagenen, and her escort is Garrett Eugene Jenkins. Her presentation song selection is “Hello, Goodbye.”
Stephanie Marie Yates is the daughter of Paul and Jennifer Yates and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Yates, Jr., of Glendale and Bill Moore of Okla. and Mrs. Charles La Force of Calif. She is a senior at La Cañada High School.
Stephanie has been a member of the National Honor Society for the past four years. She was captain of La Cañada High’s Freshman/Sophomore volleyball team and was also on the varsity track team. She was a member of the Soar HighClub, raising awareness for cancer, and the Green Club, working to improve the environment and keeping the campus clean. She has sung in the Women’s Ensemble choir for the past four years.
Stephanie has been a Girl Scout for since kindergarten. Her Gold award project involved collecting essential items for women at the Walter Hoving Home in Pasadena.
Stephanie has been a member of the Assistance League of Flintridge’s Assisteens program for the past six years and has served as treasurer for the past two years. With Assisteens, Stephanie has volunteered at Union Station in Pasadena and has tutored students at The Sycamores and New Horizons. This year Stephanie will work with children at the CEC and Sprouts after-school programs in La Cañada.
Stephanie has been painting for 13 years and enjoys working in watercolors and acrylics. She was recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award in Art in 2005.Stephanie plans to attend a four-year university in California and hopes to become a teacher.
Miss Stephanie Marie Yates is being presented by her father, Paul Martin Yates, and her escort is Antonio Christopher Seanez . Her presentation song selection is “Unforgettable.”