2021 Allan’s Wish Foundation Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations to the 2021 Allan’s Wish Foundation Scholarship recipient Kysa Auen! Kysa is a graduate of Kuemper Catholic High School in Carroll, Iowa.
At Kuemper – Kysa maintained a 3.9 GPA while working as a CNA and respite care provider in addition to participating in band, choir, mock trial, musicals, speech-individual and large group, faith group, jazz choir and jazz band.
In Kysa’s words: “I think that although we have made great leaps to destigmatize mental health there is still a ways to go to make everyone feel comfortable and heard. I hope to play a part in making day-to-day life easier for those with mental health issues by working in the field and showing unbridled compassion for all in my care.
With this scholarship I have the opportunity to work towards these goals and focus on my studies to become a registered nurse. I want to extend a huge thank you to Melissa Stitz, all the generous donors and the Allan’s Wish Foundation for this opportunity!”
Kysa we know that Allan would be very happy to know that you were the 1st winner! We are proud of you and all you represent.