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.

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Union City, CA 94587

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2016 New Haven Schools Foundation Scholarship Recipients


Railyn AguadoOhlone Promise Scholarship
Railyn AguadoZabiullah Azmatey
Miyanna AlbrittonE & H Graulich Memorial Scholarship
Paola AlvaradoNaomi Aylesworth Memorial Scholarship
Paola AlvaradoUnion City Police Officers Association Scholarship
Robin AquilizanNew Haven Administrators Association Scholarship
Nathaniel AustriaJeff Curson Forensics Scholarship
Nathaniel AustriaNew Haven Administrators Association Scholarship
Ariana BanuelosMigrant Parent Advisory Committee Scholarship
Nuvpreet BolaOhlone Promise Scholarship
Nuvpreet BolaRoss Blue Memorial Scholarship
Brianna BryantThe Dream Distinction Award Scholarship
Sahil ChawlaYvonne Givens Memorial Scholarship
Grace ChiemDaniel Camarillo Memorial Scholarship
Grace ChiemHector & Shirley Caraballo Scholarship
Angela De La CruzNew Haven Administrators Association Scholarship
Rea FernandezRelay for Life Scholarship
Samantha FontillasNew Haven Administrators Association Scholarship
Kelsey FungNew Haven Administrators Association Scholarship
Kathrine GarciaKnights of Columbus of St. Anne Church Scholarship
Guillermo GarnicaNew Haven Administrators Association Scholarship
Margarita GodinezErica-Lepe Memorial Scholarship Scholarship
Anai GonzalezChristine Nishihira Memorial Scholarship
Anai GonzalezUnion City 50th Anniversary Scholarship
Andrew GonzalezJess & Ruth Orozco Memorial Scholarship
Andrew GonzalezPuente Scholarship
Andrew GonzalezTom Kitayama Jr. & Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Jaylene GonzalezLa Causa Nueva Scholarship
Jaylene GonzalezOhlone Promise Scholarship
Jorge GonzalezLa Causa Nueva Scholarship
Mariah GonzalezPuente Scholarship
Anica Mae GuzmanLogan Alumni Association Scholarship
Joseph GuzmanLawson/Curry 1983 Scholarship
Danielle HowardFilipino Youth Association Scholarship
Alan HuangLawson/Curry 1983 Scholarship
Isaiah JenkinsUA Local 342 and IBEW Local 595 Scholarship
Diana KamNew Haven Administrators Association Scholarship
Diana KamRotary Club Of F.U.N. Sunset Scholarship
Tia KeanaainaWalt Oden Athletic Training Scholarship
Jason KellyNew Haven Schools Foundation Combined Memorial Scholarship
Hamza KhawajaAl Roderigues Memorial Scholarship
Hamza KhawajaNew Haven Schools Foundation Combined Memorial Scholarship
Hamza KhawajaUnion City Management Leadership Scholarship
Jennifer LamDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship
Estevan LedsingerLogan Alumni Association Scholarship
Sarah LeeDorothy Lenz Memorial Scholarship
Sarah LeeUnion City Lions Club Scholarship
Azael  LopezMigrant Parent Advisory Committee Scholarship
Tiffany LuuUnion City Lions Club Scholarship
Denesis MarrufoMigrant Parent Advisory Committee Scholarship
Denesis MarrufoNew Haven Teachers Association Joanne Stevens Memorial Scholarship
Marilynn MartinezMigrant Parent Advisory Committee Scholarship
Madison McNamaraUnion City Police Officers Association Scholarship
Henna MohabbatFremont Bank Scholarship
Henna MohabbatOhlone Promise Scholarship
Quentin MonasterialDavid Mattingly Scholarship
Andrea MorfordBarbara Aro-Valle Scholarship
Andrea MorfordNew Haven Administrators Association Scholarship
Andrea MorfordRobert Valle & Marie Thornton Memorial Scholarship
Andrea MorfordThe Dream Distinction Award Scholarship
Brandi NiedzielskiLogan Alumni Association Scholarship
Brandi NiedzielskiPeter Mendoza Memorial Scholarship
Brandi NiedzielskiUnion City Lions Club Scholarship
Jessica NiedzielskiLogan Alumni Association Scholarship
Mirwais OmarkhilJeff Curson Forensic Scholarship
Mirwais OmarkhilRoss Blue Memorial Scholarship
Lauren OrozcoBay Bombs Car Club Scholarship
Lauren OrozcoLa Causa Nueva Scholarship
Emily PanUA Local 342 and IBEW Local 595 Scholarship
Yanet ParedesMigrant Parent Advisory Scholarship Committee
Van Willem PeraltaCathy Staib Memorial Scholarship
Van Willem PeraltaU.C. Human Relations Commission Scholarship
Van Willem PeraltaYee-Stauffer Family Scholarship
Victoria PerezErica-Lepe Memorial Scholarship
Karina PhanUnion City Management Leadership Scholarship
Marcos PiedraPuente Scholarship
Lanise PowellWashington Hospital Scholarship
Kurtis RienerDezraj Singh Mann Memorial Scholarship
Kurtis RienerNew Haven Schools Foundation Combined Memorial Scholarship
Steven RodriguezLa Causa Nueva Scholarship
Blanca RojasErica Lepe Memorial Scholarship
Juan RoqueV & J De Anda Family Scholarship
Matthew RunelsThe Dream Distinction Award Scholarship
Iris SanchezGuy Emanuele Scholarship
Iris SanchezPuente Scholarship
Iris SanchezUnion City Lions Club Scholarship
Aisleen SantosRaymond Castro Memorial Scholarship
Kajol ShankarJean Conley Memorial Scholarship
Meshal SharifiU.C. Human Relations Commission Scholarship
Yichen SunCathy Staib Memorial Scholarship
Yichen SunYvonne Givens Memorial Scholarship
Sharmayne Monica TanedoKnights of Columbus of St. Anne Church Scholarship
Tara Aimee TomasJ.A.M. Memorial Scholarship
Alexia TorresArt Friedman Memorial Scholarship
Janelle TotariMasonic Homes Of California Scholarship
Hibah YounusNew Haven Administrators Association
Hibah YounusNew Haven Teachers Association Polly Tung Memorial Scholarship
Renney ZhuLogan Alumni Association Scholarship