CHATHAM, NJ - Three Chatham High seniors - Amira Mouline, Crystal Yoon, and Grace Amend - were the recipients of scholarships on Friday at the annual awards luncheon of the Chatham Woman's Club.
The Chatham Woman's Club is celebrating its 100th year of existence and co-president Terry Kandalaft noted that the club was concentrating on helping the youth in Chatham. Each of the award winners will receive a $3,000 scholarship.
Amend received the first award in memory of the late Beverly Davie for serving as an "Example of Service and Volunteerism."
Karen Brodsky, director for the Library of the Chathams, was the featured speaker (see video below) and told the circuitous route she took in her career after her original goal of becoming an astronaut was dashed by her 7th-grade teacher.
Scholarship recipient Amira Mouline, who is headed to Syracuse University, talks about her involvement in STEM
Crystal Yoon, who will attend NYU, is planning a career in nursing
Grace Amend gives some background on her Girls Scout Gold Award project: KIND - Keep Inspiring Nice Deeds - and her volunteer work with Kids to Kids