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Crescenta-Cañada Lions president Art Rinaman with recipients (from left) Aubrey Pacheco, Morgan Harrick, Erica Choi and Jennifer Lee.

Crescenta-Cañada Lions president Art Rinaman with recipients (from left) Aubrey Pacheco, Morgan Harrick, Erica Choi and Jennifer Lee.

By Demi DUENES, Intern

On June 27, the Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club honored six graduates during its annual scholarship awards night dinner at Cordon’s Smokehouse and Grill. This year, three students from La Cañada and three students from Crescenta Valley high schools were chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college they plan to attend. Two recipients could not attend as they were at mandatory college orientations.

Morgan Harrick, from La Cañada High will be attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in the fall. Harrick is “interested in the human body and how we function” and plans to major in exercise science.

Another La Cañada recipient, Aubrey Pacheco, is attending Dublin University, in Dublin, Ireland.

“I didn’t expect to get it,” Aubrey said of receiving the scholarship. She plans to major in human nutrition and become a personal nutritionist.

Crescenta Valley graduate Jennifer Lee will be going to Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

“[I am] very honored and glad to have received this award,” told guests of the dinner. She was involved with her journalism class at CV for three years and wants to major in linguistics, and eventually study law.

Erica Choi, also from Crescenta Valley High School, will be attending Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn.

“It was a good surprise,” Choi said of receiving the award. At the end of her high school career, she took an interest in science and plans to major in the biosciences, or a life science.

The Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club was established in 1947. The service-driven organization is active in the Crescenta Valley and is involved with the young exchange program, the Firehouse and Prom Plus. On July 13, the Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club  will host its third annual Kases for Kids donation drive at the Ralphs parking lot on Foothill Drive. The community is encouraged to donate suitcases, backpacks, notebooks and anything school related in new or good condition that will be given to children in the foster care system.

The club meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month in the conference room at CitiBank, 2350 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.

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