Royals Charities All-Star Scholars

Royals Charities All-Star Scholars

In 2012, the MLB-KC Royals All-Star Scholars Program started providing scholarships to five students per year with new students selected each year through 2016 because of MLB All-Star Lasting Legacy Funds. That MLB funding will support those scholarships and students through 2019. In 2016, Royals Charities announced that it would honor the 2012 All-Star Game legacy by providing scholarships for five additional students each year through 2021 as selected by the MoKan 20/20 Leadership organization with the opportunity for a $2,500 scholarship per year to any college in Kansas or Missouri.

Congratulations to the 2021 All-Star Scholars!

Andrea Esquivel

Andrea is a Turner High School senior who plans to attend Washburn University in the fall where she will major in forensic investigation. Her career goal is to play her part in the world by bringing closure and justice to families using her critical thinking skills and attention to detail through forensic investigation. Andrea is actively involved in 20/20 Leadership, National Honor Society, Link Crew, You Be You, and Turner High School Bands. She enjoys reading, writing, and painting as a hobby.

Christian Renteria

Christian attends Sumner Academy of Arts and Science. After graduation he plans to attend Johnson County Community College majoring in Business Administration and Kinesiology. He hopes to take his family business to a national level while also opening his own business that focuses on the overall health of the human body. Along with 20/20 Leadership, Christian participates in Senior Board, Sumner Academy Forensics, the KC Race Project, Sumner Academy Chorale, and the IBCP Business Pathway. In his spare time, he loves to go to the gym and play soccer with his friends.

Sian Mang

Sian is a senior at Washington High School, and she plans to attend the University of Kansas after graduation where she will study Health Information Management. After finishing a master’s degree in Health Information Management, Sian hopes to secure a position at a hospital, clinic, or public health agency as a Healthcare Finance Manager. She wants to continue to grow and improve herself both personally and professionally. At Washington, Sian is involved in 20/20 Leadership, AFJROTC, National Honor Society, Student Council, Art Club, Yearbook, Senior Board, and the Kitty Hawk Air Society. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, drawing, hiking, and child caring.

Kimberlee Xiong

Kimberlee Xiong is a Turner High School senior who plans to attend Rockhurst University where she will major in Nursing. Her goal is to become a Neonatal Nurse. Along with being a member of 20/20 Leadership, Kimberlee is the Secretary for National Honor Society, Student Council Vice-President, and a member of Link Crew and Kay Club. Her hobbies include swimming, guitar, ukulele, shopping, and hanging out with friends.

Nasteho Ahmed

Nasteho is a senior at J.C. Harmon High School. She plans to attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the fall where she will major in Biology. Nasteho’s career goal is to become a neurosurgeon. Along with 20/20 Leadership, Nasteho participates in the University of Kansas Trio Program, Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas City, and Link Crew. She enjoys helping in her community and with her family, and her favorite pastime is sitting by the window to relax and paint whatever comes to mind.