Los Alamos High School Graduate Sopahn Kellogg Receives June Ettinger Memorial Scholarship

Sopahn Kellogg. Photo by Don Taylor


Los Alamos High School graduate Sopahn Kellogg wrote eloquently about The Tao of Pooh, which was written to help the reader understand the tenants of Taoism by using the well known story of Winnie the Pooh.

“Eeyore frets … and Piglet hesitates … and Rabbit calculates … Owl pontificates … and Pooh just is. Using these familiar players allowed me to recognize myself in them, smile and hopefully let them go,” Kellogg said. “The author, identifying these traits in such a light hearted way, allowed a chance for gentle self acceptance and to be a little more Pooh like, not trying so hard. Pooh just is.”

Kellogg will attend Whittier College in Whittier, Calif., and plans to double major in international business and psychology. She is the daughter of Marvel Harrison and Tom Csanadi.

June Ettinger was a long-time resident of Los Alamos and for more than 20 years she taught third and fourth grade at Barranca Mesa and Mountain Elementary schools. She read extensively, and was frequently at the Mesa Public Library. 

“Ettinger would be very pleased that a scholarship was established in her name, jointly managed by the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries and the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, to assist Los Alamos High School graduates like Sopahn Kellogg in completing their college education,” LAPSF Executive Director Joanna Gillespie said. 


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