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Rooney wins Wechsler Scholarship

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The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club presented Allison Rooney with the Jay Wechsler scholarship recently. Rooney will be attending the University of New Mexico and will study neuroscience and biology. Pictured from left to right: are: Brian Rooney, dad, Cindy Rooney, mom, Rooney, Becky (Wechsler) Oertel, Kiwanis President Don Casperson, Kiwanis President and Kiwanis Key Club Advisor Morrie Pongratz. Rooney was selected because of her active service to Key Club since 2009, Natural Helpers, and Café Scientifique. She led and participated in many community activities including helping tornado victims in Missouri and Key Club’s “Soles for Sole” project that sends shoes overseas to needy children.