Service clubs announce scholarship winners

Bethany Lundberg, at left, in her graduation photo and Kennedy Cole

Bethany Lundberg, at left, in her graduation photo and Kennedy Cole


University Women’s Club of Carson Valley annual scholarship awards were presented to two graduating Douglas High School students.

Recipients for 2021 are Bethany Lundberg and Kennedy Cole. The young women and their mothers were honored at an awards reception where the recipients read their autobiographical essays. They will each receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Bethany Lundberg has been accepted at the University of Nevada, Reno, Honors College and will study Biomedical Engineering. She is graduating from Douglas High with an Honors Diploma and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is a five-time recipient of the Molly Youth Award. She obtained the Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish. She was awarded the Certificate of Skill Attainment Biomedical and the Nation Workplace Readiness Skills Certification. Bethany participated in Northern Nevada Perry Initiative outreach program at UNR with hands-on experience in the engineering and medical field.

Kennedy Cole has been accepted to Oregon State University and will study business with a concentration in marketing and finance. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Psi Mu Sigma, Future Business Leaders of America and the Key Club. She received FBLA first place state champion in Sports and Entertainment Marketing. Kennedy also was a regional first-place winner in the Fleet Reserve Association Americanism Essay Contest. She is passionate about soccer and played for Douglas High School for four years.

The University Women’s Club has been active in the Carson Valley since 1928. Members gather locally each month for a social and informational meeting. Membership is open to women who wish to support students seeking higher education and to participate in learning pursuits for themselves. The annual scholarship awards are financed entirely by private donations from club members. The 2021 committee members are Charlotte Booth, Melanie Boudreau, and Nancy Raymond.

Kiwanis Club honors Lundberg

The Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley awarded Lundberg its annual
Kiwanis Club Scholarship. In awarding the scholarship, Kiwanis said Lundberg excels academically and as a community volunteer.  She has received a number of awards and recognitions.  Her goal is to study in the medical field.

Fleet Reserve announces winning essays

Six middle and high school students were awarded cash prizes for their entries to the annual Fleet Reserve Association Essay Contest. This year’s theme is the “The Bill of Rights and Me.”

The winners are: Joshua Alan Baker, Yerington High School; Mackenzie Tackett, Carson High School; Rebekah Grace Crandall, Faith Christian Academy; Jade Chapman, Sierra Lutheran High School; Samantha Steyn, Sierra Lutheran High School; and Devin Ancina, Faith Christian Academy.

All schools are welcome to participate as well as homeschoolers. The contest is open to students grades 7-12. School officials are notified of the theme and sent applications at the beginning of the school year with a deadline of Dec. 1. For more information, contact John Trammell at (925) 207-6889 or


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