The Venice High School Alumni Association awarded $115,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors at the Senior Awards Night ceremony at the high school Monday, June 12th.
Masters of ceremony were principal Jan Davis and counselor Ann Keitel.
Seniors receiving scholarships included Trevor Guldstrand, Wendy Tam, Ashlee Kitchin, Atsuka Okatsuka, Leslie Quintanilla, Jacqueline Gonzalez, Sara Potter, Krystal Walker,
Joanna Gutierrez, Zuriel Espinoza, Komal Kapoor, Blanca Alvarado-Valencia, Ester Poz, Kimberly Burfiend, Victoria Nishiyama-Loeza, Cynthia Flores, Brenda Navarro, Ivonne Sanchez,
Marisol Ornelas, Brian Esquival, Steve Gonzalez, Viridiana Luis-Martinez, Sandra Baron, Chelsea Garnett, and Amy Watanabe.
Presenters from the Alumni Association were Grant Francis, Laura Jean Gilbert, Laura Ferre, Cindy Johnson, and Paul Betti.
Scholarships were awarded in the names of various donors or in honor of those who have contributed to the Venice High School community including:
Aves Family, Laura Jean Gilbert, Woman’s Club of Venice, Lois Larson Peterson, Korean War Veterans, Velma Ott Smith, Leonard Gottlieb,
Shirley Hall, Sharon Goodner, John Weldon, Vance Schaffer and former teachers Michael Pomerantz, Grant Francis, Bill Paney, and G.O. Turney.