Twenty-eight Venice High School seniors, three Venice Adult School and two Phoenix High School students are the recipients of Venice High School Alumni Association scholarships totaling $126,500.

The scholarships were awarded at the Venice High School Awards Night Monday, June 11th.

The Venice High School scholarship recipients were:

Noah Klein, Jessica Gross, Paulo Villafana, Cara Kuei, Elijah Oseguera, Diana Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Joo Hee Lee, Niguiar Akmedova, Martin Alvarez, Arif Gheewala, Dustin Bayers, Jesus Armando Garcia, Kiyoshi Shishido, Erin Pontius;

Esther Solorzano, Joseph Jang, Shani Burdette, Eric Alcantar, Michelle Martinez, Madelene DeArcos, Monica Cruz, Jacqueline Bolanos, Yahaira Martinez, Adrian Dixon, Umi Yabushita, Mar Velez, Aaron Loera and Jacqueline Maximiliano.

The Adult School and Phoenix School recipients will be awarded their scholarships later this month.

Presenters at the awards night event included John Weldon, Laura Ferre, Grant Frances, Jim Blackwood, Pierce Weir, Gail Weage, Doris Gilbert, Art and Penny Antilock.

The Venice High School Alumni Association is a group of friends and graduates that support the high school and maintain friendships.

The scholarship program is sustained by an endowment of $1.3 million managed by the California Community Foundation.

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