Kenwood Firefighters Association awards 2022 scholarships
By Tony Ghisla
The Kenwood Firefighters Association has announced scholarship awards for two local college students.
Garrett Jepson is a finance major entering his fourth year at Baylor University and will be graduating next spring. His interests lie in the business world, focused in finance. Jepson is a graduate of Maria Carrillo High School, where he achieved a 4.31 GPA. He was active in sports and played on the school basketball team. He also was a member of the Annadel 4-H Club, in the swine program, and traveled to Mexico with his church group to help build homes in the Tijuana area.
In addition to his studies at Baylor, Jepson continues to be active with his church, working on community projects in the Waco, Texas, area, all while maintaining a 3.7 GPA. He is the son of Scott and Teresa Jepson of Kenwood. Jepson was awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Cameron Lane is a history major entering his second year at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. His ultimate goal is to become an attorney.
Lane is a fourth-generation Kenwoodian, and a graduate of Kenwood School and Maria Carrillo High School. At Carrillo, he maintained a 4.03 GPA.
Lane was active in the Kenwood Fire Department Explorer Post, president of Carrillo’s High School Esports Club, and vice president of the school’s Stock Trading Club. In addition to his studies at Cal Poly, Lane is a member of the Civic Engagement Club, which encourages citizens to become active in the community.
After his first year at Cal Poly, Lane maintains a 3.6 GPA. He is the son of Scott and Robin Lane of Kenwood. Lane was awarded a $2,000 scholarship.
The Kenwood Firefighters Association Scholarship Program was started in the late 1990s in memory of Warren Uboldi and Judy Gulson. Since that time, many folks have donated to the program on behalf of their loved ones. Association President Joe Platt said, “It is an honor for us to administer this program. We want to help make a difference in the lives of these young people.”
The Kenwood Fire Department would like to give special thanks to former Kenwood School Principal/ Superintendent Bob Bales and the current Principal/ Superintendent Nate Myers, who were instrumental in the selection process.