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volunteering aboard the National Liberty Ship and has earned a list of other awards too long to enumerate. Katrin’s many

Junior Girls Scholarship Winner


atrin Gaia Freitas of Newman, California, has

been named the winner of the $7,500 Ladies Auxiliary National Junior Girls Scholarship. A member of the Junior Girls Unit of Auxiliary 4647,

Sacramento, for nearly 3 years, Katrin’s commitments are above and beyond the call of duty in every area she has chosen. She is currently the Conductress of her Junior Girls Unit. She participates in the J.U.M.P.! digital badge program, works on Memorial Day parade floats and helps with fundraising events. She

assists in ceremonies such as that for POW/ MIAs, collects pop tabs for a Ronald McDonald House, sings to veterans at a convalescent hospital and visits female veterans at another facility. With a 4.0 grade point average, Katrin is a highly-disciplined student in an

Independent Studies Program which is based at home and at various class sites.

Katrin is a Petty

Officer Second Class in the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps and is currently the Cadet Supervisor.

She won the first

SS Jeremiah O’Brien Award for a Sea Cadet


extracurricular interests range from trap shooting to martial arts, dance to playing the flute and piano. She is also extremely devoted to church activities and scripture study.

Somehow she still finds time to be an Avon sales representative in an effort to begin funding her college studies. Her career interests tend toward the medical field, and she can see herself as a medical corpsman or a nurse. The Friends of the Newman Library organization reported that they have “grown to rely on her as a willing volunteer that we can always count on.”

Her teacher in a daily

LDS Church Bible study also recommended her highly. She is “that very rare student that every teacher wishes for...the first to volunteer, ask and answer questions, fulfill assignments, provide leadership and encourage others,” he wrote. “Her work is always the model I compare all others against.” n

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