Retired Teachers Give a Dozen Scholarships
2012-06-17 · By San Diego Unified School District News
San Diego members of the California Retired Teacher Association (CalRTA), Division 4 have given $1,500 scholarships to 12 graduating seniors.
The honorees have an average GPA of 3.92 and have applied for
acceptance to top universities, including San Diego State, UC Berkeley,
UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UCSD, University of Arizona and University of
Pennsylvania. Their diverse areas of study include biology, business,
psychology, journalism, sports management and anesthesiology.
“CalRTA is proud of its scholarship program that recognizes
deserving, hardworking and intelligent young people,” said Cindy
Spillane, the organization’s membership co-chair. “It’s a great pleasure
for CalRTA members to support and contribute to the education of San
High school seniors were judged on their academic achievement, school
leadership, extracurricular activities, community and volunteer
service, financial need, and work and home activities. They must be attending a four-year university after high school.
The students were honored at a luncheon June 2. The 2012 scholarship recipients are:
- Kira Adsit, Scripps Ranch
- Kylie Anderson, Clairemont
- Roxanne Capanzana, Morse
- Gustavo Flores, Point Loma
- Britta Henry, Patrick Henry
- Holly Hirschi, Madison
- Erica Le, Crawford
- Quynh Anh Nguyen, Kearny International Business
- Nataly Orozco, Gompers Prep
- Michael Tran, Mira Mesa
- Sharon Vongvanith, The Preuss School UCSD
- Maxwell Weishan, Serra
The Scholarship Foundation of CalRTA, Division 4, was
established nearly 30 years ago. In the past 10 years, Division 4 has
awarded more than $150,000 in scholarships to more than 100 students. For more information
about the scholarship recipients or about CalRTA, contact Vi Huprich,
president of CalRTA, Division 4, at [email protected] or http://area11.calrta.org/Div4.html.