Kiwanis Scholarship Lunch

On Tuesday May 13th the Lakewood Kiwanis Club recognized the recipients of their annual scholarship award. There were six winners in all, each receiving $10,000 over the next four years. These outstanding students go through a selection process that begins in early spring. Some of the requirements include an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher, an interview with the scholarship trustees, and proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university. The trustees also take into consideration the student’s leadership and service to the community, their character, their SAT/ACT scores and a need for financial assistance. All six of these students had an opportunity to speak at lunch and share their future plans. Patrick Bittel will be attending Loyola University in Maryland to study pre-med. Jacqueline Colm will be studying International Affairs in Washington D.C. Madeline Elaban (whose parents met at a Kiwanis function!) will be attending Penn State University. Kevin Knab is the third one in his family to receive this scholarship and he will be going to Marietta College. Emma Paras will be attending the University of Akron to study emergency management and photography. Finally, Morgan Schroeder will be going to the University of Cincinnati. These young students should be proud of their achievements. Best of luck to all of you as you move forward into the next phase of your lives.

Anyone who would like more information about joining the Lakewood Kiwanis Club or about the scholarship program may go to their website at

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Volume 4, Issue 11, Posted 4:38 PM, 05.23.2008