Beth Childs/Genna Hurst Scholarship Awarded by Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) (7/15/20)

The Beth E. Childs/Genna Hurst Renewable Scholarship administered by CCF was awarded recently. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, no Awards Night presentations were held. The 2020 Scholarship Committee is proud to award this 4-year $4,000 scholarship to Calaveras High School student Muriel Strange. The Childs/Hurst scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating student residing in the West Point/Wilseyville area.

Muriel has maintained an excellent GPA (4.1) and is one of the valedictorians of her 2020 class. She has been on the Calaveras Honor Roll all four years.  In her junior year, she became intrigued and motivated to enter the medical field and specialize in dermatology. As a senior, she participated in the Career Technical Education (CTE) Medical Science program as a student in the Physical Therapy Department at Mark Twain Medical Center. The University of Washington, in Seattle, is her school of choice where she will pursue a BS degree in Biology or Pre-Medicine, and then on to medical school to become a dermatologist.

A well-rounded student academically Muriel became heavily involved in and assumed leadership roles in Interact Club, California Scholarship Federation (CSF), Marching Band and Symphonic Band, Tri-M Music Honors Society, Jazz Club, Multicultural Club and more. Team sports are where she excelled.   Volleyball, basketball and track and field are the sports she chose. Being awarded the All-League Character Award in volleyball and basketball in 2020 was a highlight of her year. 

CCF is confident that Muriel will approach her college years with the same determination that she has shown during her high school years at Calaveras High School.  Congratulations and Good Luck, Muriel.