Forty-six honor students from Venice High School were awarded Recognition of Excellence Jackets at the school’s 25th Annual Community Luncheon November 20th.
Venice High principal Lonnie Wallace headed the program that has annually recognized the academic achievements of graduating seniors since 1984. Over 600 jackets and sweatshirts have been donated by the Venice-Marina Rotary Club and contributing sponsors in those years.
Rotary Club president Don Culton congratulated the seniors for their hard work at the event and urged them to “treasure their jackets, wear them with pride and keep moving forward with their studies” as they head to colleges and universities across the country next fall.
The Venice High Allegros choir led off the program, which included a catered lunch that was served by the high school service club, the Chatelaines and Esquires.
A special Rotary Club Community Award was presented by Wallace to Alex and Nadine Rosales of Control Printing, for their work in preparing the jackets with embroidery and patches.
This year’s recipients of the academic excellence award include Ludmila Alves, Rodolfo Alavez-Jimenez, Ashley Ambrosio, Hannah D. Burstein, Eden Gabrielle Cipolla, Kenneth D. Choo, Joel A. Coleman, Anayeli DeLuis, Saumya Deva, Jennifer M. Fiederer, Jonahan T. Furuta, Kristin Geiger, Erika Y. Higa, Brittany L. Hwang, Erin A. Ideishi, Amanda M. Jacobson;
Kristine Kamimura, Matthew G. Keehan, Ching Chuan Kuei, Daniel Li, Raymond J. Liou, Amy K. Lo, Ana D. Martinez, Kevin R. Matheson, Scott S. Matsubara, Melina Margarita Mendez, Corinne McElwain, Yuta C. Morianaga, Amy H. Morioka, Andrea Murez, Yadira Navarro;
Miguel A. Ocana-Mercado, Leah A. Paz, Maya Richman, Angel Eduardo Riveria, Ilda Priscila Rodriguez, Jazmine Rodriguez, Sandro Salas, Alexander L. Strachan, James A. Temple, Marvin Napoleon Trejo, Marc Tsukahira, Gloria R. Velasquez, Aracely E. Velazquez, Morgan Wilday, and Gregory K. Yamaguchi.