Union City, CA May 9, 2016 – The New Haven Schools Foundation (NHSF) announced today that it awarded $96,100 in scholarships to graduating seniors from the New Haven Unified School District (NHUSD). The awards were presented on April 20 to students from James Logan High School, Conley Caraballo High School, and the Decoto Independent Studies program. (See appendix for the list of scholarship recipients.)

99 different scholarships were offered this year, for a total value of $96,150. The awards were distributed at the annual “Pathways to Success” luncheon, which was held at the Paradise Palace Ballroom. The keynote speaker, Chief Darryl McAllister of the Union City Police Department, delivered inspiring thoughts on the importance of mentors to the success of young people and the challenges and joys of moving into a bright future.

Two special awards were presented at the event. Washington Hospital Healthcare System was recognized for its ongoing community activities with the Tom Kitayama Business Service Award. Cheryl Kuhlmann was given the 2016 Guy Emanuele Community Service Award in appreciation for her years of dedicated work as a volunteer for the foundation.

Scholarships are funded by individuals, businesses, and organizations via a program coordinated by NHSF to manage the application and selection processes. New scholarships for 2016 included the Daniel Camarillo Memorial, Relay for Life, the Dream Distinction Award, the Erica Lepe Memorial, the Christine Nishihira Memorial, the Walt Oden Athletic Training, the Cathy Staib Memorial, and the Yee-Stauffer Family scholarships.

“Because of the rising costs of a college education, many of our scholarship sponsors generously increased the value of their awards this year,” said John Shockley, president of the Foundation. “I’d like to call particular attention to the James Logan High School Alumni Association, which increased their giving to five $1000 scholarships.”

Four “Ohlone Promise” scholarships, valued at $3,600 each, were offered by the Ohlone College Foundation and presented at the NHSF award luncheon. The “full ride” awards will cover 100% of tuition, books, and fees for the recipients.

This year, NHSF implemented the cloud-based AwardSpring scholarship management system, which streamlined the application process for students. The cost of new system was offset by generous donations from sponsors DR Horton, Integral Communities, Paradise Palace Ballroom, and Republic Services.

Major sponsors for the “Pathways to Success” event were Kaiser Permanente, Fremont Bank, Aedis Architects, and Integral Communities. The Masonic Homes of California, Washington Hospital, and UA Local 342 and IBEW Local 595 sponsored tables at the luncheon, and the Tri City Voice provided a media sponsorship.

The foundation would like to thank City Manager Tony Acosta, who served as emcee for the luncheon, as well as the following speakers: NHSF President John Shockley, NHSF Vice President Bridget Russell, NHUSD Trustee Michael Ritchie, NHUSD Co-Superintendents Arlando Smith and Akur Varadarajan, and Union City Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci. UUnder the leadership of Adam Wilke, Band Director at Logan HS, Alan Lin, Louis Nessim, Mikail Alejandro and Jeremy Wong provided music for the event. Their participation helped make the event a memorable experience for the students and their guests.

About the New Haven Schools Foundation

The New Haven Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to providing financial support for the students and teachers of the New Haven Unified School District, and to assisting in the continuation of student activities and support of educational programs. The District serves students living in Union City and parts of South Hayward.

Within the scope of its mission and financial capabilities, the Foundation is committed to addressing shortfalls when funding from public sources is inadequate to provide and maintain consistently high quality educational experiences and school activity opportunities for children of our community. The Foundation also acts on the behalf of the community as an agent for scholarship funding for students of the New Haven Unified School District.

New Haven Schools Foundation
P.O. Box 1574
Union City, CA 94587
510-909-9263

Email: info@nhsfoundation.org
Web: www.NHSFoundation.org
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Appendix

2016 New Haven Schools Foundation Scholarship Recipients

 

Student Scholarship
Railyn Aguado Ohlone Promise Scholarship
Railyn Aguado Zabiullah Azmatey
Miyanna Albritton E & H Graulich Memorial Scholarship
Paola Alvarado Naomi Aylesworth Memorial Scholarship
Paola Alvarado Union City Police Officers Association Scholarship
Robin Aquilizan New Haven Administrators Association Scholarship
Nathaniel Austria Jeff Curson Forensics Scholarship
Nathaniel Austria New Haven Administrators Association Scholarship
Ariana Banuelos Migrant Parent Advisory Committee Scholarship
Nuvpreet Bola Ohlone Promise Scholarship
Nuvpreet Bola Ross Blue Memorial Scholarship
Brianna Bryant The Dream Distinction Award Scholarship
Sahil Chawla Yvonne Givens Memorial Scholarship
Grace Chiem Daniel Camarillo Memorial Scholarship
Grace Chiem Hector & Shirley Caraballo Scholarship
Angela De La Cruz New Haven Administrators Association Scholarship
Rea Fernandez Relay for Life Scholarship
Samantha Fontillas New Haven Administrators Association Scholarship
Kelsey Fung New Haven Administrators Association Scholarship
Kathrine Garcia Knights of Columbus of St. Anne Church Scholarship
Guillermo Garnica New Haven Administrators Association Scholarship
Margarita Godinez Erica-Lepe Memorial Scholarship Scholarship
Anai Gonzalez Christine Nishihira Memorial Scholarship
Anai Gonzalez Union City 50th Anniversary Scholarship
Andrew Gonzalez Jess & Ruth Orozco Memorial Scholarship
Andrew Gonzalez Puente Scholarship
Andrew Gonzalez Tom Kitayama Jr. & Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Jaylene Gonzalez La Causa Nueva Scholarship
Jaylene Gonzalez Ohlone Promise Scholarship
Jorge Gonzalez La Causa Nueva Scholarship
Mariah Gonzalez Puente Scholarship
Anica Mae Guzman Logan Alumni Association Scholarship
Joseph Guzman Lawson/Curry 1983 Scholarship
Danielle Howard Filipino Youth Association Scholarship
Alan Huang Lawson/Curry 1983 Scholarship
Isaiah Jenkins UA Local 342 and IBEW Local 595 Scholarship
Diana Kam New Haven Administrators Association Scholarship
Diana Kam Rotary Club Of F.U.N. Sunset Scholarship
Tia Keanaaina Walt Oden Athletic Training Scholarship
Jason Kelly New Haven Schools Foundation Combined Memorial Scholarship
Hamza Khawaja Al Roderigues Memorial Scholarship
Hamza Khawaja New Haven Schools Foundation Combined Memorial Scholarship
Hamza Khawaja Union City Management Leadership Scholarship
Jennifer Lam Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship
Estevan Ledsinger Logan Alumni Association Scholarship
Sarah Lee Dorothy Lenz Memorial Scholarship
Sarah Lee Union City Lions Club Scholarship
Azael  Lopez Migrant Parent Advisory Committee Scholarship
Tiffany Luu Union City Lions Club Scholarship
Denesis Marrufo Migrant Parent Advisory Committee Scholarship
Denesis Marrufo New Haven Teachers Association Joanne Stevens Memorial Scholarship
Marilynn Martinez Migrant Parent Advisory Committee Scholarship
Madison McNamara Union City Police Officers Association Scholarship
Henna Mohabbat Fremont Bank Scholarship
Henna Mohabbat Ohlone Promise Scholarship
Quentin Monasterial David Mattingly Scholarship
Andrea Morford Barbara Aro-Valle Scholarship
Andrea Morford New Haven Administrators Association Scholarship
Andrea Morford Robert Valle & Marie Thornton Memorial Scholarship
Andrea Morford The Dream Distinction Award Scholarship
Brandi Niedzielski Logan Alumni Association Scholarship
Brandi Niedzielski Peter Mendoza Memorial Scholarship
Brandi Niedzielski Union City Lions Club Scholarship
Jessica Niedzielski Logan Alumni Association Scholarship
Mirwais Omarkhil Jeff Curson Forensic Scholarship
Mirwais Omarkhil Ross Blue Memorial Scholarship
Lauren Orozco Bay Bombs Car Club Scholarship
Lauren Orozco La Causa Nueva Scholarship
Emily Pan UA Local 342 and IBEW Local 595 Scholarship
Yanet Paredes Migrant Parent Advisory Scholarship Committee
Van Willem Peralta Cathy Staib Memorial Scholarship
Van Willem Peralta U.C. Human Relations Commission Scholarship
Van Willem Peralta Yee-Stauffer Family Scholarship
Victoria Perez Erica-Lepe Memorial Scholarship
Karina Phan Union City Management Leadership Scholarship
Marcos Piedra Puente Scholarship
Lanise Powell Washington Hospital Scholarship
Kurtis Riener Dezraj Singh Mann Memorial Scholarship
Kurtis Riener New Haven Schools Foundation Combined Memorial Scholarship
Steven Rodriguez La Causa Nueva Scholarship
Blanca Rojas Erica Lepe Memorial Scholarship
Juan Roque V & J De Anda Family Scholarship
Matthew Runels The Dream Distinction Award Scholarship
Iris Sanchez Guy Emanuele Scholarship
Iris Sanchez Puente Scholarship
Iris Sanchez Union City Lions Club Scholarship
Aisleen Santos Raymond Castro Memorial Scholarship
Kajol Shankar Jean Conley Memorial Scholarship
Meshal Sharifi U.C. Human Relations Commission Scholarship
Yichen Sun Cathy Staib Memorial Scholarship
Yichen Sun Yvonne Givens Memorial Scholarship
Sharmayne Monica Tanedo Knights of Columbus of St. Anne Church Scholarship
Tara Aimee Tomas J.A.M. Memorial Scholarship
Alexia Torres Art Friedman Memorial Scholarship
Janelle Totari Masonic Homes Of California Scholarship
Hibah Younus New Haven Administrators Association
Hibah Younus New Haven Teachers Association Polly Tung Memorial Scholarship
Renney Zhu Logan Alumni Association Scholarship

 

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