Kohl’s Awards Two San Diego-Area Youth

| July 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program honors more than 200 deserving volunteers with $1,000 scholarships toward post-secondary education. Two children from the San Diego area were chosen from more than 35,000 nominees nationwide for making a positive impact in their local communities.

“Kohl’s is honored to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the more than 200 regional level Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program winners this year,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “From collecting books for underprivileged children to fundraising for a community food bank, the efforts of these kids are undoubtedly making our communities better places to live and it is a pleasure to recognize and thank them for their work.”

Caleb Ekeroth, 16 of Escondido has a passion for both making videos and helping others, Caleb started teaching teens and young adults how to use and operate computer equipment with video cameras so they could promote and highlight their own organizations. Caleb’s enthusiasm and generosity soon reached an international humanitarian group and he was able to help deliver computers and other media equipment to Ghana, all while helping to create a documentary of the trip.

Cassandra Priebe is committed to preserving the planet.

Cassandra Priebe, 9, San Diego has a goal to help preserve the planet, Cassandra creates and sells her own sculptures and artwork and donates the money to Trees for the Future, an organization which plants new trees all over the world. To date, Cassandra is responsible for the planting of more than 4,000 trees.

Winners are chosen based on initiative, leadership, generosity and project benefits and outcomes. Each regional-level winner qualifies for one of Kohl’s 10 national scholarships, which will be announced at the end of July. National winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships. For more information on the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program, visit kohlskids.com.

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