Congratulations to Kalpana Agarwal and Caroline Carden, our 2020 Scholarship Recipients! The Sawnee Woman’s Club is proud to present each student with a $1000 scholarship for their exceptional volunteer contributions.
Kalpana has had a love for educating since early in her life. In 6th grade, she founded a summer school program for younger girls struggling in school. In high school, she continued educating as a mentor at Kelly Mill Elementary for 4 years, as a library volunteer educating children about STEM, and by tutoring middle school science students and starting a science tutoring program at her school. As a Jr Optimist International club gold member, Kalpana has spent over 300 hours mentoring children. This past summer, she traveled to India to serve malnourished children food while promoting the importance of education, overcoming many obstacles in the challenging environment. Kalpana will attend Georgia Tech this Fall and plans to study Chemical Engineering while also tutoring underprivileged children.
Caroline has a passion for helping others in times of need. While maintaining a rigorous schedule of school, competitive swimming and participating in many clubs and camps, she has demonstrated strong leadership skills. She has also served her community in many ways volunteering at multiple local non-profit organizations. Throughout high school, Caroline has been a speaker at several fundraising events and helped to raise $26K over 2 years for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Caroline plans to pursue a Nursing degree at Samford University so that she can continue helping those who are enduring illness with compassion.
CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE SAWNEE WOMAN’S CLUB!
Thank you to all of the wonderful applicants. We wish you much success on your educational journeys!
SAWNEE WOMAN’S CLUB 2019 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Congratulations to Belen Gad and Cheryl Quainoo, Sawnee Woman’s Club 2019 scholarship recipients! Both students are 2019 graduates of South Forsyth High School and were presented with $1000 scholarships for their exemplary volunteer service.
Belen has volunteered at Meals by Grace and Keep Forsyth Beautiful. As president of the Spanish National Honor Society of South Forsyth High, she coordinated a food drive for Hispanic families in need in our county. Belen is a teacher assistant at her church and has been a student intern at a local elementary school. Belen founded a non-profit organization named POWER Outreach Inc., Providing Orphans and Widows Education Resources, which collects books, educational materials, clothing, and school tuition for an orphanage and rural school in Nigeria. Belen is attending the University of Georgia in the fall and plans to study political science and international affairs.
Cheryl has volunteered at the Humane Society, Meals by Grace, The Place of Forsyth, and Keep Forsyth Beautiful. She accumulated most of her volunteer hours at Northside Hospital Forsyth where she has worked in many departments, and most recently in the Women’s Center where she assisted in setting up rooms and spent hours holding babies in the nursery. Cheryl is attending New York University in the fall and plans on a career as a pediatric surgeon.
There were many wonderful applicants and we thank all those who applied. We wish you all luck and success as you continue your educational journeys.