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Nine students granted scholarships

May 20, 2010

Nine high school graduating seniors, all residents of La Cañada Flintridge, have been awarded scholarships by the La Cañada Thursday Club, it was announced this week by Judith Cooper, club president.

The scholarship recipients were recently honored at a tea held at the club. Scholarships were awarded to Amanda Borland, Divya Goel, Sarena Lu, Nicholas Lupica, Brandon Nahigian, Megan Nathan, Janice Park, Melissa Pittson and Mary Young.

Amanda Borland is the daughter of Brad and Maureen Borland and is a student at La Cañada High School. She is a member of the California Scholarship Federation, the National Honor Society, is a National Merit special finalist, a Golden State Merit Seal recipient, was ASB vice president, and a member of varsity songs. She has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award and is the recipient of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce Leadership/ Community Service Award. Amanda will be attending USC, where she plans to study business administration to pursue a marketing career in the entertainment industry.

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Divya Goel is the daughter is Deepak and Abha Goel and is a student at Crescenta Valley High School. Divya is a member of the National Honor Society and is an AP Scholar with Distinction. She ranks 45th in a class of 752. She is the recipient of the Occidental Book Award and the Scholar Athlete Award. She was CVHS’ Mock Trial Team president, coaches softball, track and field and pole vault, and was creative director of the Falcon student newspaper. Divya will be attending USC, where she plans to study journalism and international relations to become a journalist or international diplomat.

Sarena Lu is the daughter of Anthony and Jenny Lu and is a student at La Cañada High School. She is a member of the California Scholarship Federation, the National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Seniors. She is co-captain of the varsity tennis team, has earned an advanced certificate of merit for piano, and is the recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award. She volunteers as a mentor, assists a therapist working with autistic children, and is her church pianist. Sarena will be attending Cal State Northridge Honors Program, where she plans to study kinesiology to become a physical therapist.

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