Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary presents $2,500 in scholarships to three Canyon Crest students


During Canyon Crest Academy’s recent Dollars for Scholars awards ceremony, Kevin Cahill, founding President of Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary, presented scholarships totaling $2,500 to three graduating seniors, Kelly Bernd, Isabelle Imacseng, and Sean McDowell. All were excellent students who did more than study.

Kelly built homes with Casas de Luz in Mexico and helped challenged kids as a camp counselor for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She was Team Captain for the CCA cross country and track teams, and was named San Diego Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Year last year. She will attend UCLA to study business economics.

Isabelle worked with children for six years as a Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Youth Commissioner and was Varsity Captain for the CCA swim and dive teams over the last two years. She showed entrepreneurial promise by working non-stop during the school years and summers. She will attend UC Berkeley to study statistics and computer science.

Sean has pitched in to help others with many projects through Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary, Urban Street Angels, Community Resource Center, and Hope Without Boundaries. He wrestled for CCA, was an active Boy Scout, and participated in the Model UN. He also creates art installations for the Solana Beach Rail Trail. Sean will be attending UC Davis to study physics.

Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotarians are local business, professional, and civic-minded individuals who work together to make our community and the world a better place, build relationships, and have fun doing it. See