Lakewood Women's Club Announces Scholarship Winner
The Lakewood Women's Club announced that it will award a scholarship to Amy Lynn Mahnke, a Lakewood High School senior, to aid in her pursuit of a higher education. Mahnke will be awarded $1500.00 in recognition of her high school accomplishments, and in hopes that she will continue to be a leader both in and out of the classroom.
Mahnke plans on studying nursing, and has been accepted at two area colleges, Ursuline College and Cuyahoga County Community College. She plans to attend Cuyahoga Community College in the fall, and transfer into the nursing program at the University of Akron. She has been studying Medical Office Management in a program offered through the West Shore Career Technical Education District, and volunteering as an administrative medical assistant with Dr. Brian K. Smith, DDS. Mahnke has been active in various school and community activities, including the Medical Office Management Club, Help to Others (H2O), Key Club and the Athletic Training Student Aides, all while maintaining grades that put her on the Distinguished Honor Roll. When not studying, participating in a club-related activity, or volunteering, Mahnke works 15-20 hours a week at a local sandwich shop.
LWC Scholarship Chair Camille Gill commented, "The committee was unanimous in its decision to award our scholarship to Amy Lynn. The group felt strongly that she has shown fortitude in overcoming obstacles and resolve to take responsibility for her future. And she is leading by example for those around her, in particular, her younger brother. We are pleased to be able to help Amy Lynn pursue her dream of becoming a registered nurse."
Founded in 1962, with roots going back to the early 1900's, Lakewood Women's Club (formerly known as Junior Women's Club of Lakewood) has provided, and continues to provide, a philanthropic organization for women who are interested in serving their community and enjoying programs geared to fun and friendship. The Club supports Lakewood through three distinct programs: awarding of an annual scholarship; funding for Project H20 (Help to Others) a program dedication to strengthening and enriching Lakewood by engaging its youth as community builders; and supporting a Lakewood-based non-profit organization selected by membership through an application process.
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