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University Women award scholarships to Douglas High grads

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Special to The R-C

The University Women’s Club of Carson Valley annual scholarship awards were given to two graduating students of Douglas High School. Designated recipients for 2013 are

Kimberly Bruner and Mackenzie Parks. The young women and their mothers were acknowledged at an awards luncheon where the recipients read autobiographical essays.

Kimberly is the daughter of Robert Bruner and Bertha Bruner of Minden; she will attend the University of Nevada Reno in the fall, majoring in veterinary science. She has attained a GPA of 4.091 while pursuing FFA and FFA veterinary team activity, placing first high individual in Nevada state competition and 17th in national competition. She volunteers at Kids & Horses each week and helps at the Douglas County Animal Shelter.



Mackenzie Parks will study pre-med classes at UNR to prepare for her goal of becoming an eye physician specialist. She boasts a near perfect GPA, having several advanced placement and honors classes on her transcript. She tutors math and science and has participated in several community service activities. Mackenzie and her parents, Robert and Laura Parks, live in Minden.

The University Women’s Club has been active in Carson Valley since 1928. Members gather locally each month for a social and informational meeting. Membership is open to all women who wish to support students seeking higher education and to participate in learning pursuits for themselves. The annual scholarship awards to young women graduates of Douglas High School are provided by modest dues and private donations of members. Committee members reviewing applicants included Nancy Stephenson, Bonnie Rogers, Ann Phillips, and Karen Allen.