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July 24, 2003 — Two 2003 high school graduates, one from St. Croix Central High School and the other from Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, are to receive four years of financial aid for their college careers through the V.I. Water and Power Authority's Alva C. McFarlane Engineering Scholarship.
Cara Pascal of CHS and Brian Leonard of Eudora Kean are the recipients of the 10th annual scholarship award. The four-year scholarship covers tuition, fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation and miscellaneous expenses up to $60,000. Summer employment at a WAPA facility is available if desired, and recipients are expected to work for the Authority for one year for each year of education financed, said a release.
Cara, the daughter of Herbert and Fortunata Pascal, plans to study civil engineering at Jacksonville University. During high school, she was a member of the Science Quiz Bowl team, a U.S. Customs Explorer, a tutor with the U.S. Navy, and a Boys and Girls Club of America volunteer.
Brian, the son of Fernando and Gail Leonard, plans to study civil engineering at the University of Miami. In high school he was a member of the National Honor Society and was inducted into the National Honor Roll. He received the Martin Luther King Award from the St. Thomas Jewish Congregation and the Peer Award from the American Federation of Teachers. He's an after-school tutor at Faith Christian Fellowship, and was a member of the Kean High School jazz and concert bands.
The scholarship is named for former WAPA board member Alva C. McFarlane, who was instrumental in establishing the scholarships.

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