Rotary Club Scholarships

BECKY DRAKE
Secretary

The Rotary Club of the Kern River Valley is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s scholarships as five seniors from Kern Valley High School. Scholarships have been awarded to Katie Davenport, Joey Moyer, Anne Keverline, Emily Cudahay, and Juan Carlos Lopez.

Katie will be attending Fresno State University in the fall majoring in mechanical engineering. She received her 3-D printing license after taking a robotics class at the high school. In her sophomore year she was selected to attend the four-day Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) and upon her return was instrumental in beginning the Rotary Interact Club at KVHS.

She also served as the club’s first president. Last summer she attended the Academic Connections program at the University of San Diego. Her advice to any high school student is to go for any opportunity that is presented. She said she definitely would have regretted it if she hadn’t.

Juan Carlos attended RYLA as a junior in April 2019. He was accepted to Northern Arizona University for the fall semester and plans to major in criminal justice. His long term goal is to obtain a master’s degree and work in law enforcement, possibly for the Department of Homeland Security.

In addition to the Rotary scholarship, Juan Carlos was awarded a Gold Scholarship. Juan Carlos’s worked after school hours throughout high school. This summer he will be working two different jobs in the Kern River Valley to help finance his college education.

Joey attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy as a junior
in April 2019. He served as president of the Interact Club for the 2019-2020 school year, conducting a successful fund-raising activity to support a local organization helping to control the feral cat population.

Joey will attend Bakersfield College this fall, with plans to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a teaching credential. His professional career goal is to become a history teacher.

Anne is planning to attend Chico State University this fall and major in agricultural studies. She is also interested in agricultural business and would like to pursue this field at Sacramento State University. This past year she was ASB and FFA president at KVHS.

Emily Cudahy was the vice president of the Interact Club during its inaugural year at Kern Valley High from 2018-2019. She assisted in a walkathon which raised money for an animal shelter. Emily was also a member of Club Inspiration where she worked with students with special needs.

This has paved the way for her intended major in liberal arts with an emphasis on elementary education. Emily will be attending Humboldt State University in the fall. Her goal is to become an elementary school teacher.