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Bailey Aanenson and Jennifer Que receive Harry S. Himmel Scholarships

Dec 08, 2014
Key Club's Bailey Aanenson receives Harry S. Himmel Scholarship. CKI's Jennifer Que receives Harry S. Himmel Scholarship.

Bailey Aanenson and Jennifer Que know the value of service and leadership. These young members of the Kiwanis family are also great examples of how important those qualities are. As a result, Bailey and Jennifer were recently awarded 2014 Harry S. Himmel Scholarships.

Bailey is secretary of the West Fargo High School Key Club, North Dakota, and an active member of numerous volunteer and service organizations in her community. She recently completed 50 hours of community service and chaired and led a service project for her school’s Key Club. Bailey plans to attend South Dakota School of Mines & Technology to pursue a career in chemical engineering. She would like to "be an example for future generations of women pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers."

Jennifer is a former president and active member of Circle K International at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. She has also served in a number of leadership roles with the California-Nevada-Hawaii Circle K District. Inspired by The Eliminate Project and a medical internship, Jennifer plans to become a pediatrician and volunteer in low-income or impoverished communities worldwide. Of her Himmel scholarship, Jennifer says, "Thank you so much to the Kiwanis International Foundation for its generosity and for providing service leadership program members with incredible support and amazing opportunities such as this."

The Himmel memorial scholarships were established in 1989 to benefit Key Club International and Circle K International members who devote themselves to serving their own communities and the world. They were established by Harry S. Himmel, who joined Kiwanis in 1928 and eventually served in many leadership positions at various levels—including president of the Kiwanis International Foundation for 10 years. Harry was known for his extensive involvement in his community and in charitable causes, and for the impact he made on so many individuals. This scholarship remains in his memory to help young people achieve their goals.

Former president of the Kiwanis International Foundation Harry S. Himmel established scholarships for Key Club International and CKI members.