Bungkadanara lands scholarship at Cerritos

NORWALK - Downey resident Amy Bungkadanara was one of three Cerritos College students majoring in child development to receive the Alice Wang Scholarship. The other recipients were Natalia Contreras, of Pico Rivera, and Thuhuong Mai, or Norwalk. The scholarship was established in honor of Alice Wang, the wife of Cerritos College Foundation board member J.P. Wang. The Wangs actively support academic endeavors of low-income students through scholarships. Six $500 scholarships are awarded annually to single parents who major in child development and demonstrate outstanding academics. Bungkadanara grew up as the neighborhood babysitter. After learning that she was expecting a child of her own, she decided to begin studying child development. Bungkadanara currently volunteers three hours each day at Kirkwood Christian School in Downey.********** Published: March 27, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 49

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