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Obama’s sister to present scholarship on Mercer Island

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 15: Maya Soetoro-Ng reads from her children's book "Ladder to the Moon" at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library on April 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. Ms. Soetoro-Ng is President Barack Obam's half sister and is debuting her first picture book that tells a story that was inspired by her own daughter. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (AP) _ President Barack Obama’s sister will be in the Seattle area this weekend to present a scholarship named for their mother at her alma mater, Mercer Island High School.

KPLU-FM reports (https://is.gd/qvirEU ) Ann Dunham, or Stanley Ann Dunham as she was known in her youth, was a member of the Mercer Island High School Class of 1960. She went on to become an anthropologist, doing research around the world.

Her daughter, Maya Soetoro-Ng, teaches peace studies at the University of Hawaii and started a nonprofit called Ceeds of Peace, which works to get youth involved in their communities.

Dunham died in 1995. About seven years ago, a scholarship was established in her name by classmates from Mercer Islnd. Soetoro-Ng will present the award to a graduating senior woman during a ceremony on Saturday.