Kiwanis Presents Elizabeth Hjelvik With Stoddard Scholarship Award

The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club presented Elizabeth Hjelvik with a scholarship award in memory of longtime Kiwanian Steve Stoddard this past Tuesday. Hjelvik will attend the University of New Mexico to study biochemistry with a minor in Neuroscience and French. From left, Adult Key Club Mentor Don Casperson, Adult Key Club Mentor, Kiwanis President Karen Kendall, Elizabeth Hjelvik, her father Karl Hjelvik, her mother Lisa Pansoy-Hjelvik and her brother Christian Hjelvik. She was selected because of her strong participation in Key Club. She joined Key Club her sophomore year and in her junior and senior years was elected  Lt. Gov. for the Sangre de Cristo Kiwanis. In addition, Hjelvik co-chaired the Suicide Prevention Week, served as a volunteer for Family Strengths Network for many years, and organized the ‘can tab’ drive for the House of Ronald McDonald for young cancer patients. She also is a member of the National Honor Society.  Kiwanis was founded in 1948 and is the oldest service organization in Los Alamos and focuses on youth projects. For more information on Kiwanis, visit

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