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Club Awards $23,000 in Scholarships for 2021

Updated: Feb 8

The Woman's Club awards 7 South Pas High School seniors a total of $23,000 in scholarships




Winners of this year’s scholarships include:

Lindsey Hirano – who will attend New York University and study computer science. While in high school, Lindsey earned a girl scout Gold award for creating a 13 week coding program for middle school girls.

Emily Wei will study public health at San Diego State.

Olivia Yanover – who will go to UC Berkeley to study business and marketing. Emily Wei will study public health at San Diego State.

Anneliesse Alcalde – who will begin her college career at PCC and study mental health. She plans to attend medical school and go into psychiatry.

Ella Jayasekera – who will attend UC Santa Barbara and major in sociology. Ella Plum Rolin plans a double major in French and Theater and will go to Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Ella Plum Rolin plans a double major in French and Theater and will go to Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Kiera Atkinson – who will attend Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and major in Theater.


Several of the scholarships awarded were in memory of former Club members Lynn Cathcart, Marianna Adams, Betty Guenveur, and Beverly Passon.


A scholarship was also awarded in the name of the late Dr. Alexander O. Firempong.


Sheila Ananeh-Firempong, Scholarship Chair for the Woman’s Club, says “The Scholarship Committee interviewed many highly qualified candidates from South Pasadena High School and was greatly impressed by each of them. We are pleased we were able to award 7 scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $4,500 to very deserving students.”


The Scholarship Committee are Mrs. Ananeh-Firempong, Mavis Hansen, Mary Cox, Diana Romano, Tina Chou, and Liz Calvert.

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