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Interview with Former “Young Women of Achievement” Scholarship Recipient Hannah Chong

June 28, 2018

Since 1985 YWCA Clark County has been proud to recognize young women for their volunteerism, commitment to community, and leadership with our Young Women of Achievement Awards. Each recipient, from our first to our two most recent, inspired us by their commitment to better the world around them, and we relish any opportunity we get to spotlight their good works.

This is why we were so pleased to hear from Hannah Chong earlier this year. Hannah was awarded the First Independent Scholarship from YWCA in 2012, which helped send her to Seattle Pacific University for her undergraduate studies. She reached out to thank us for the scholarship, and to let us know that her educational journey had lead her to be recently accepted to medical school at Rocky Vista University in Colorado. We were so thrilled with her success that we decided to interview Hannah about her journey from former scholarship recipient to a future in practicing medicine. More

YWCA Clark County Announces Young Women of Achievement Scholarship Recipients

June 25, 2018

Two high school seniors have been selected to each receive a $1,500 scholarship from YWCA Clark County in support of their future educational endeavors. Malia Meyer and Brianna Knode consistently demonstrated strong leadership qualities in alignment with YWCA Clark County values throughout their high school careers. Each student has contributed extensive volunteer hours to their schools, local nonprofits, faith-based organizations and their community as a whole.

Malia Meyer of Battle Ground High School was awarded the Soroptimist International of Southwest Washington Scholarship and will attend the University of Pittsburg to major in Nursing, with hopes to then serve developing countries around the world. Brianna Knode of Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School was awarded the Soroptimist International of Vancouver Scholarship and will be attending Washington State University to double major in Chemistry and Microbiology, with the intent to enter research medicine.

YWCA Clark County to Honor Val Joshua Award Recipients at Juneteenth Celebration

June 18, 2018

Each year, YWCA Clark County recognizes those in our community who are working to end racism and oppression with the Val Joshua Racial Justice Award and the Youth Social Justice Youth Award. This year, we will celebrate Cindi Fisher and William Clark for their leadership in working toward the elimination of racism and promotion of peace, justice freedom and dignity for all.

YWCA Clark County is proud to partner with the Vancouver NAACP Branch #1139 to present the awards on June 23rd at the NAACP’s Annual Juneteenth Celebration. Join us at 1pm Saturday, June 23rd at Clark College to celebrate these amazing individuals, and to hear how they’ve made a difference in our community. Honorees will receive distinguished awards and the Youth Social Justice Award recipient will receive a $500 scholarship. More