Arizona Sunrise Camper Awarded "Against All Odds Scholarship"


One of our very own Arizona Sunrise campers has been making bold moves! Lane, a senior at Peoria High School, has been selected among other senior candidates for The Peoria Education Foundation’s “Against All Odds Scholarship.”

Every year the foundation as a whole rewards select admirable students each with a scholarship worth $1,000 to go towards their post-secondary education. The recipients of this scholarship are chosen for their ability to overcome adversity in order to reach their academic goals.

Lane submitted a commendable essay about his battle with cancer and the hurdles he had to clear in order to get through school. In the midst of overcoming cancer, he dealt with the after effects which included stage II kidney failure as well as a Chiari Malformation. With a lot of hard-work and determination Lane has and continues to turn his goals into reality!

In May, Peoria High School honored the class of 2019 and among those worthy graduates was Lane. His future plans include becoming a Lumberjack at Northern Arizona University where he hopes to study History with an emphasis in Secondary Education and possibly a minor in Museum Studies.

SWKCF is proud of Lane - his efforts, what he has accomplished, and all that lies ahead! Read more about his courageous story here where you can find the essay he submitted for the “Against All Odds Scholarship.”

Tori Houwman