Columbus Garden Club began a scholarship program 20 years ago with the first scholarship being presented for the 2001- 2002 school year. The 2020-2021 scholarship recipient, Lena Olivera Perez, met last week with the president of Columbus Garden Club Debbie Braden and the scholarship committee chairman Ericka Braun to talk about her college plans. Lena will be attending University of Texas in Austin in the fall and majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Psychology. She is the daughter of Lisbety Perez. She also enjoyed being in the Spanish Club and Science Club.
Lena plans to apply to medical school and hopefully apply to Johns Hopkins Medical School in Maryland.