Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary presents $2,000 to Canyon Crest Academy students


Two exceptional students at Canyon Crest Academy, Gayla Hahn and Thea Hanson, were each presented with a $1,000 scholarship at the recent Dollars for Scholars awards ceremony at CCA.

Kevin Cahill, founding President of the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club, presetned the scholarships.

Both students will be attending UC Berkeley this fall.

Besides earning excellent grades, Gayla Hahn has spent countless hours helping build homes in Mexico, running carnivals at the Women’s Resource Center, and serving lunches to seniors throughout San Diego County. She played on CCA’s water polo team and is actively engaged with PALs, which she helped establish. PALs (Purposeful Action Leaders/Listeners) are student leaders who volunteer their time and skills to help other students by talking with them about CCA and life issues.

Thea Hanson not only has helped build many homes in Tijuana with Casas de Luz, she started a Casas de Luz club at CCA to raise money for another “home build.” Besides earning excellent grades, she also captained her CCA field hockey team and served as an officer of the CCA Interact Club, a service club sponsored by DMSB Rotary.

She also traveled to Ecuador with Amigos de las Americas to assist the villagers there in a construction project.