Woman’s Club gives scholarships, donations
The Canyon Lake Woman’s Club ended its fiscal year by issuing scholarships and donations to worthy recipients.
Before the outgoing club board bid adieu, it presented scholarships to five graduating high school seniors and two to continuing education girls. It also gave 10 donations to local organizations.
Scholarships went to Tori Quinn who will attend Northern Arizona University, Riley Smith who will attend St. Mary’s University of San Antonio Texas, Haley Kielth who will be attending University of Arizona, Nicole Allen who will attend University of California Santa Cruz and Kendra Nathan who will attend University of Louisiana Lafayette.
The two continuing education scholarships went to Makayla Allsberry who is currently attending University of California San Diego and to Ariana Shah who is attending San Jose State University. When Makayla finishes her undergraduate degree she plans on attending medical school. Ariana plans to enroll in law school where she hopes to study international law after she finishes her undergraduate studies.
All the recipients who were interviewed were exceptional, the club’s Donna Lovejoy said. All the receiving seniors attended Temescal Canyon High School.
“They all had above a 4.0 GPA and they all excelled in extracurricular activities,” Donna said. “We are so proud of the girls and wish them all the best. These girls were able to perform at this high standard during the pandemic and the uncertainty of the last two years.”
The Woman’s Club also gave away donations to 10 local organizations. The committee chose to support these local organizations because of their help to the community, Donna said.
The recipients include Animal Friends of the Valley, Arbor Hospice, The Canyon Lake Community Theatre, Canyon Lake Emergency Preparedness, The Canyon Lake Family Matters Club, The Canyon Lake Library, which was started by the Woman’s Club, The Lake Elsinore Duck Pond, Helping Hands, Michelle’s Place and the CLEAR Foundation.
“Because of the hard work and generosity of our members, we were able to give these local clubs and organizations donations this year,” Donna said. “With the last two years of COVID-19 restrictions, everyone was hit hard, and many are close to us, so the club wanted to pick clubs, charities, foundations and organizations that support the physical and mental health of our community.”