At Senior Awards Night on June 3rd, the Venice High School Alumni Assoc. awarded $110,000.00 to Graduating Seniors. The scholarships, ranging from $1,000.00 to $16,000.00 each, were awarded to 23 students.
These students will be putting these scholarships to use continuing their education at UC Berkeley, Boston University, UCLA, UC Davis, Emory, Cal State Northridge, SMC as well as trade techs.
One of the scholarships that has special meaning is awarded in memory of Scott Antolick who was a senior when he died of heart complications. His parents, Art and Penny give a $5,000 scholarship yearly. Many scholarships are awarded in memory of faculty and family: Velma Ott Smith/Blackwood, Leonard Gottlieb, Michael Pomerantz, G.O. Turney, Lois Larson Peterson, Shirley Hall, Bill Paney and Korean War Memorial. A couple from faculty and associations: Grant Francis, and Woman’s City Club. And three scholarships are named for the honorees that the Association honored earlier this year – Paul Belli, Phyllis Hayashibara and Cliff Warner.
Pictured from left to right – Front row
Daisy Gomez, Caitlyn Suruki, Joanna Garcia,_Malini Taneja, Marlyn Arenas, Saily Aguila, Leticia Soriano, Jaclyn Rocha, Melissa Quinonez.
Norma (Nunez) Mascarenas, Anabella Gonzales, Crisalys Vasquez, Romy Ginsberg, Stephanie Nguyen, Deborah Membreno, Robert Hirota, Alonso Saavedra, Jim Blackwood.
Marianne (Nelson) Sierra, Art and Penny Antilock, Laura Ferre, Grant Frances, Amanuel Kiflezgi, Jaime Solis, Refugio Campos Jr., Felix Barron,, Noah Rosenthal
Photo courtesy of Craig Ferre