The Tehachapi Mountain Branch of American Association of University Women was pleased to see the article Jon Hammond wrote about Janice Hagen Armstrong. She has been a key factor in the growth of the local branch, serving in many offices including president and finance officer several times. She has been the moving force behind the growth and success of AAUW’s local scholarship program called Scholarship Fund for Women.

Under her leadership, since the inception of the fund, AAUW has awarded $250,000 to local high school students. In addition, recognition awards have been given to graduates of Jacobsen Middle School and scholarships have been awarded to reentry students.

The branch has established a scholarship named The Janice Hagen Armstrong Scholarship. This is AAUW’s effort to thank Armstrong for all she has done for the organization. Anyone wishing to contribute to this fund may write a check to Scholarship Fund for Women and mail it to Bugs Fontaine (SFFW), P.O. Box 307, Tehachapi, CA 93581.

— Phyllis Belcher, Tehachapi