Rotary Club of St. John members announced last week that the 2013 St. John Rotary Scholarship has been awarded to Ivanna Eudora Kean High School graduate Aisia Crooke.
St. John Rotary Club Scholarship Committee members had a difficult time this year selecting one recipient from the talented pool of applicants, explained member William Willegerod.
“This year’s applicants for the St. John Rotary Scholarship were all outstanding,” said Willegerod. “It was a challenge for the scholarship committee to select a winner from this talented group of St John graduating seniors.”
St. John graduating seniors who qualified as finalists for the scholarship were Gifft Hill School graduates Careem Albert, Kwasi Browne and Mariah Scheer along with Ivanna Eudora Kean High School graduates Aisia Crooke, Kiarah Penn and Jovannie Althenase.
Crooke graduated with high honors in her senior class at IEKHS and has been accepted to attend the University of San Francisco to pursue a degree in economics.
Upon graduation, Crooke plans to pursue a Master’s degree prior to a Doctorate degree and eventually return home to the Virgin Islands to give back to the community.
“We congratulate Aisia for all her achievements in life and wish her the best in his pursuit of a higher education,” said Willegerod.
The Rotary Club of St. John Scholarship is a one time $5,000 award.