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2010 Ann M Smith Scholarship Winners

MEA would like to congratulate and acknowledge those students who were awarded with the 2010 Ann M. Smith Scholarship. Although the applicants differed in grade level, they all shared a passion for getting involved in their school and community in order to help and make a difference. Scholarship Committee Chair, Kyle Wiggins, remarked that “This year’s scholarship applicants were really impressive and each one has a very bright future ahead of them.”

Congratulations again to all of the scholarship recipients. We wish you all the best in your scholastic endeavors as you embark on this exciting new chapter of your lives!

Lindsay Jones

Mesa Community College

Daughter of MEA Member Linda Jones

College Student

Award: 1st Place, $750

Lindsay recently graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Mesa Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Social and Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Psychology. She has been accepted to San Diego State University where she will study Sports Psychology.

Haley Rufing

University of California, Santa Cruz

Daughter of MEA Member Catherine Anzuoni

College Student

Award: 2nd Place, $350

Haley has a 3.48 GPA and is a tutor for incoming freshman, serves as both the Senator and Secretary for Crown Student Senate and is a representative for the Student Union Assembly (SUA).

Marissa Evans

Marquette University

Daughter of Ivy Blackwood-Evans

College Student

Award: 3rd Place, $150

Marissa is the president of the National Association of Black Journalists at Marquette University, an on-campus Resident Assistant, a staff writer on The Marquette Journal and is a freelance reporter for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Fanny Castro

Eastlake High School

Daughter of MEA Member Mariano Castro

High School Senior

Award: 1st Place, $750

Fanny has a 4.14 GPA, is a member of her school’s MEChA Club, Associated Student Body and volunteers at Sharp Hospital. Fanny has been accepted to University of California, Irvine and wants to become a doctor.

Alex Polyak

La Jolla High School

Son of MEA Member Valery Polyak

High School Senior

Award: 2nd Place, $350

Alex has a 4.5 GPA and has been accepted to Johns Hopkins University where he will study Cellular and Molecular Biology.

Diana Polyak

La Jolla High School

Daughter of MEA Member Valery Polyak

Grade 8-11

Award: 1st Place, $100

Diana has a 3.5 GPA, is a member of her school’s Interact Club and plans on studying art and business in college.