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Posted: January 10, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: January 10, 2013 2:00 a.m.

Two high school seniors from the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley will be heading to College of the Canyons next year with $1,000 scholarships, thanks to donations from Myrna Condie and Tom Dierckman, 2012 SCV Woman and Man of the Year.

The two $1,000 checks were recently presented to Jim Ventress, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Club, and Cynthia Slooten of COC by Condie and Dieckman at a special ceremony at Valencia Town Center.

The donations represent proceeds from last year’s SCV Man & Woman of the Year dinner, which are traditionally earmarked for the two honorees to give to the nonprofit organization of their choice.

Condie and Dierckman have been active supporters of both the Boys & Girls Club and COC for a number of years, and Condie suggested that the donations benefit both organizations.

Dierckman said it is appropriate to focus on youth, “because they are our future.”

The Boys & Girls Club’s scholarship fund was started by the late Clyde Smyth, who served as superintendent of the William. S. Hart Union High School District and was an avid supporter of local youth.

The fund has been reduced in recent years due to the economic downturn, and Ventress said the infusion of the two $1,000 donations will help recharge the club’s scholarship program.

The 2013 Man & Woman of the Year banquet is scheduled for May 3 at the Hyatt Valencia, and invitations will be going out to local non-profit organizations this month urging them to nominate their outstanding members for this year’s honor.

Winners are chosen by a committee formulated by past winners of the honors. Those two winners also will receive checks to be donated to the non-profits of their choice.

For information about the SCV Man and Women of the Year visit


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