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Recent College Park High School graduates Ethan Ely and Kendall Stuscavage received this yearís Block-Harris Tikkun Olam scholarships, presented by Pleasant Hill Mayor Michael Harris and his wife, Dawn Block. The $1,000 scholarships recognize students who demonstrate the true spirit of Tikkun Olam (ìrepairing the worldî in Hebrew).

Recent College Park High School graduates Ethan Ely and Kendall Stuscavage received this year's Block-Harris Tikkun Olam scholarships.

The $1,000 scholarships recognize students who demonstrate the true spirit of Tikkun Olam ("repairing the world" in Hebrew). Both were high achievers -- with a grade point above 4.0 -- in addition to their community service endeavors.

Kendall was second in her graduating class and will attend UC Berkeley in the fall. In her extensive volunteer efforts, Kendall worked in a preschool camp, peer tutor and founder of a nonprofit running program for local youth. She also helped raise money for Special Olympics and the College Park cross-country program.

Ethan was third in his graduating class and plans to major in engineering at UCLA. He was involved with Boy Scout/Eagle Scout service projects, acting as a troop guide, and revamping the College Park music library. Ethan also was a cabin leader for Valhalla's outdoor ed program, and represented Pleasant Hill in the Boys State competition. He shares his musical ability by leading his wind ensemble percussion section and performing in an adult ensemble.



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