Jim Valentine Scholarship

The Jim Valentine Scholarship is an award provided by the late husband of Coach Kathy Kemper. It has been rewarded to our top 13 performers amongst 1,500 students over Summer 2021.

 

On August 7, 2021, we have rewarded our top 13 performers in our Summer 2021 Camps, students that performed well in their classes from Scratch Jr. to Web Development. This was made possible by the Jim Valentine Scholarship, an award dedicated to the late Jim Valentine, the Co-Founder of IFE and founder of CS@SC along with Coach Kathy Kemper. To honor his memory and legacy, the scholarship was created to support and offer opportunities to the top performers in our Summer 2021 Camps. The scholarship offers free courses for students or, for rising seniors, a waive for their USC Application Fees. The award also goes to one of our TAs who have gone beyond their position to improve and support our Summer 2021 Camps.

 

Photos of the Jim Valentine and his family

 

 

 

Photos of Jim Valentine and his family

The list of students below are those who have received the award and for which class they took over the summer.

Ella Santoro

Computer Security

 

Kosisochukwu Njoku

Java

 

Anna Poghosyan

Python

 

Daniel Weiss

Python

 

Lydia Qin

Python

 

Allison Kalmick

Web Dev

 

Jack Zhang

Web Dev

Cali Royal

Scratch Jr

 

Penelope Jen

Scratch Jr

 

Alyssa Lee

Scratch

 

Derek Julian

Scratch

 

Ethan Heng

Scratch

 

Jayvien Valdez

Scratch

 

Nikita Sokolov

Scratch

 

Aurana Lo

Best TA

 

“…With his qualities of being a visionary, an entrepreneur, a risk-taker, winning, losing, resiliency, I congratulate you all…for your commitment, for your passion to keep this going.”

– Coach Kathy Kemper