4-H Ambassador

San Marcos resident Kathleen Cummings was recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship by the Don Diego Scholarship Foundation, recognizing her for her participation in 4-H. Kathleen, known as Kalee, graduated from Escondido Charter High School with a 4.0 GPA and plans to major in business at Claremont McKenna College. She’s been involved with 4-H since she joined at age eight, and this year was chosen as a 2016-2017 California 4-H State Ambassador, representing all of San Diego County.

Kalee’s other activities and accomplishments include student government, journalism, yearbook, golf, swimming, volleyball, food drives, tutoring, and working as a Carlsbad lifeguard and a clothing representative. The Don Diego committee described her as an organized leader and avid learner with a robust work ethic.

Kalee and the other scholarship winners were presented at the scholarship foundation’s 2017 Gala, held in conjunction with the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons concert at the San Diego County Fair. “Speaking on behalf of the entire Don Diego Board, we congratulate these incredible young women and men,” said Chair Jon Liss. “They have demonstrated a strong drive to excel. We are delighted to provide a support vehicle for their success and eagerly look forward to their future attainments in college and career.”

Other winners this year were Sarah Drown, who won the top FFA award and the Spanj­ian Family Scholarship; Jessica Xu, who won the top exhibitor/participant scholarship; Mary Moreno-Christian, who won the top employee scholarship; and Kyle James Murray, who won the top junior livestock auction scholarship. For more information visit www.dondiegoscholarship.org.