At our June 4 meeting, Richfield Rotary awarded $1000 Cameron scholarships to three Richfield High School seniors (L to R):  Vashti Sanichara, Katherine Vasquez, and Anna Jensen
 
The Cameron Scholarship Fund was established by family of the late Don Cameron, a local dentist and charter member of Richfield Rotary to support the post-secondary education of selected students who aspire to careers in a medical field.   Cameron scholarships are awarded to selected seniors from Richfield High School and the Academy of Holy Angels.  No applications were received from AHA students in 2020, so this year’s scholarships were all awarded to students from RHS.
 
 
 
Anna Jensen, daughter of Kathy and John Jensen, was active in the visual arts and lettered in both hockey and softball at Richfield High School.  She plans to attend the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, majoring in microbiology, minoring in either art or Spanish, and playing on the softball team.  Anna suffers from a chronic condition called Chron’s disease, and is very interested in a doing research relating to autoimmune disorders.  
 
 
Vashti Sanichara, daughter of Asha and Krisendatt Sanichara, was involved in various activities at RHS.  She served as Student Government secretary, was a member of the National Honor Society, and was selected to give a presentation to the Board of Education on ways to support student academic success.  Moved by her mother’s health issues, Vashti would like to help reform the healthcare system to increase accessibility and responsiveness.  She plans to attend Hamline University, majoring in Public Health. 
 
Katherine Vasquez participated in high school track and field, and enjoys playing soccer recreationally.   She sought out programs to nurture success in academics and life, including College Possible, a mentoring program called Treehouse, and Genesys Works, which helps develop career skills.  Katherine plans to attend the University of Minnesota at Rochester, with the goal of becoming a respiratory therapist and seeking employment with the Mayo Clinic.  She is inspired by the example of her mother, who has taught her what it means to be loving and a hard worker.
 
Congratulations and best wishes to this year’s scholarship recipients!