American Legion, Fillmore Post 481
For a senior wishing to pursue further education at a college/university. Deadline for applications at counselors or Alumni Office is last Friday in February, 3:30 p.m.
Dulcie Arnold (Memorial)
William L. Brisby (Memorial)
Fillmore Breakfast Club
Fillmore Temple Association
Vernon & Arlene Nelson (Memorial)
Piru Youth Inc.
Richard Ortega (Memorial)
Virginia Pyle Thompson Grant (two available)
Valerie Zavala Wilson (Memorial)
Deadline for application to the Alumni Office is JULY 1, 3:30 p.m.
Gerry Garrison (Memorial)
Deadline for Grants:
Grants, Garrision, Thompson and Countryman are due at the Alumni Office first Friday in May, 3:30 p.m
Deadline for Scholarships:
Are due at the Alumni Office last Friday in February, 3:30 p.m.
Applications are available daily at the High School Career Center, Counselors Office, and the Alumni Office.
Seventeen applicants from the original 41 applicants for Fillmore High Alumni Scholarships were interviewed by the Scholarship Committee, and the following seniors will be receiving alumni scholarships this year:
Receiving the John and Nit Lemley Scholarship of $2500 for two years plus $500 towards a laptop computer are Troy Spencer, son of John and Stephanie Spencer, and Claire Faith, daughter of Bill Faith and Janine Rees.
Receiving the $1000 dollar alumni scholarshilps are: Brianne Cesario, daughter of Rodney and Jennifer Chavez, Sean Chandler, son of Brett and Coleen Chandler, Corey Cole, son of Craig and Lynn Cole, Christian Conaway, son of Steve and Camilla Conaway, Chloe Keller, daughter of Roger and Nannette Keller. Ana Pantoja, daughter of Dagoberto and Maria Pantoja, Isis Topete, daughter of Ramona Topete and Jose Topete and Riley Wright, daughter of David and Sherri Wright.
These seniors will be honored at the Awards Assembly on Thursday, May 26 and again at the alumni dinner on Saturday, June 4. Congratulations to all these recipients.
Of the forty one scholarship applications that were received by the Scholarship Committee, seventeen have been selected to participate in the interview section of the scholarship application. The interviews will be held Wednesday, April 13 in the conference room at the high school, beginning at 8:15 a.m. Each applicant will be interviewed for fifteen minutes, during which time, they will be asked to tell about themselves, why they chose the college they did and why did they choose the major they have selected. Questions will be asked by the five committee members. At the end of the day, the top individuals will be notified and their names and applications will be sent to Mr. John Lemley, who will score the applications and select the top five or six with whom he would like to interview on Thursday, April 21. Mr. Lemley will then pick the two recipients of his $2500 for two years scholarships.
Those seniors to be interviewed are: Brianne Cesario, Sean Chandler, Corey Cole, Christian Conaway, Claire Faith, Alondra Gaytan, Diana Gumber, Elida Hernandez, Chloe Keller, Luz Morones, Garrett Nunes, Ana Pantoja, Ashley Pech, Grace Simon, Troy Spencer, Isis Topete, and Riley Wright.
Once again, with the assistance of many alumni members and with the interest earned from investments contributed by alumni members, the alumni association scholarship foundation was able to award eight Continuation Grants to graduates of Fillmore High School. Fewer applications were received than were expected, but the eight recipients are very well qualified and are pursuing degrees of higher education at different colleges and universities. The eight recipients are: Karli Chessani who finished her first year at U.C. Berkeley and has not yet declared a major. Amy DelaPiedra is continuing her nursing studies at Oxnard College in preparation to transfer to Moorpark College next year to enter their nursing program. Nathan Liu spent last year at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, but next year will be attending Moorpark College, majoring in Art and Graphic Design. Brianna Rojo will be entering her third year at San Francisco State majoring in Biology with a concentration in Physiology. Danielle Rojo is continuing her studies at U.C. Santa Barbara towards a Master's Degree and a teaching credential. Bailey Pina will be in her second year at Boise State University, majoring in Chemistry with an emphasis on Forensics. Jillian Wilber is at Westmont college, majoring in History and Liberal Arts. Jacob Zellmer is at Azusa Pacific majoring in Bible Studies.
Those graduates of Fillmore High who are continuing their education at colleges or universities who are interested in applying for a Continuation Grant next year can obtain an application on the alumni website under Applications and Forms, or from the alumni office. Next date of acceptance will be June 30, 2011.
Twenty seven applications for alumni scholarships were received, seventeen seniors were interviewed, and ten finalists were in the running for the two John and Nit Lemley scholarships and the eight alumni scholarships.
Esteban Casas and Kelsie McLain are the two recipients of the Lemley Scholarships, and each will receive a $2500 scholarship for two years plus a one time laptop computer. Esteban will attend the University of San Diego to study Biology and Kelsie will attend U.C.L.A. and study Computer Science.
The alumni scholarships, in the amount of $1000 each will be presented to Andres Casas who will attend Northwestern University and major in Biological Sciences, Anthony Chavez who will attend U. C. Santa Barbara and major in Mechanical Engineering, Jazzmin Galvez who will attend Cal State Long Beach and study Nutrition, Amanda Hernandez who will attend Cal State Channel Islands to major in Biology, Megan Louth will attend Cal State Monterey Bay to study Teledramatic Arts and Technology, Moneh Magdaleno will attend either Vanguard or Biola University to study Psychology, Kelsey MacDonald who will attend one of the state universities to study Nursing, and Rebecca Vasssaur who will attend either U.C.L.A. or U. C. Berkeley to study Biochemistry.
This is an outstanding group of graduating seniors from Fillmore High School, and the alumni association wishes them much success as they continue their education on a much higher level.
Continuation Grants for those graduates from Fillmore High School who are already attending colleges or universities will again be available. Applications are obtainable on the alumni website, under Applications and Forms, or at the alumni office. Due date for these grant applications is June 30, 2010.
Once again the Alumni Association is awarding Continuation Grants to those Fillmore High School graduates who are continuing their education at a college or university of their choice. This year there were eight applicants, each of which will receive $500 upon enrolling for the fall quarter. Those applicants are:
Raquel Ortega Arreola, class of '99 is enrolled at Cal Lutheran University,majoring in Business Management, as well as studying to complete a course in U.S. History and plans to graduate in May 2010. She works full time while attending college and is a full time mother. She hopes to use her education in the challenging business world.
Amy DeLaPiedra, class of '93 is currently taking courses to complete her studies as a registered nurse. She has completed all of her nursing pre-requisites and is currently waiting to enroll at Moorpark College in the RN Program. She is currently working full time while attending college.
Mario delaPiedra, class of 2005 is in his last year at San Diego State and expects to graduate in the fall of 2009. His ultimate goal is be a U.S. Congressman, but first he would like to travel, pursue a master's degree in political science and continue his current job as an insurance agent to further his life experiences.
Ashley Grande, class of 2008, is in her second year at U.C.L.A. majoring in Psychology. She is involved with on-campus activities, besides her studeis and volunteers when she is back in Fillmore. Following graduation from U.C.L.A., she would like to attend graduate school at Cornell University with the goal of becoming a school psychologist.
Brittany Nunes, class of 2007, has just finished her second year at U.C. Davis, majoring in Economics and History. She is now pursuing a B.S. in Managerial Economics, as well as a B.A. in History. She would like to attend graduate school and become a CPA or get her credential and become a history teacher.
Nadine Orozco, 2006, is in her final year at Northland College, majoring in Business. She has been active in internships and is a member of Oikos International, which is the sustainable business club based in Switzerland. She also is spearheading a Toastmasters Club on campus. She was an assistant coach for the Northland College women's basketball team. She has worked for H & R Block and will work as an office assistant in the Advancement Department of her school.
Briana Rojo, 2008, is entering her second year at San Francisco State, working towards becoming a Registered Nurse. Her first year consisted mainly of classes needed to complete her general education classes and prerequisites required to apply for the nursing program, which she will do in the fall of 2010. After earning her B.S. in Nursing, she wants to work in a neo-natal unit in a hospital. She hopes to eventually get her Master of Science in Nursing.
Danielle Rojo, 2006, is enrolled in her final year at U.C. Santa Barbara, majoring is Sociology and minoring in Education. She plans to go on to graduate school and work towards a Masters in Education and receive her teaching credentials.
Seventeen graduating seniors from Fillmore High will be receiving scholarships this year from the Fillmore High Alumni Scholarship Foundation, thanks to the continuing generosity of alumni members and friends of the Alumni Association. Those receiving scholarships are:
Julianne Sandoval---------John & Nit Lemley Scholarship
Brina Suttle---------------John & Nit Lemley Scholarship
Natalie Garnica------------Dulcie Arnold Scholarship
Karli Chessani-------------Dulcie Arnold Scholarship
Jillian Wilber---------------Carl & Helen Siechert Scholarship
Rebeca Herrera------------Carl & Helen Siechert Scholarship
Aimee Orozco--------------Vernon & Arlene Nelson Scholarship
Michael Watson------------Fillmore American Legion Scholarship
Bailey Pina-----------------William Brisby Science Scholarship
Jacob Zellmer--------------Fillmore Masonic Temple Scholarship
Miguel Angel Alonso--------Piru Youth Scholarship
Kyla Hernandez------------Stella Harthorn Scholarship
Gabriel Manzano-----------Ambros Myer Scholarship
Jonathan Escamilla---------Richard Ortega Scholarship
Stephanie Bolanos---------Valerie Zavala Wilson Scholarship
Nathan Liu-----------------Fillmore Breakfast Club Scholarship
Erica Rodriguez-------------Alumni Business Scholarship
Three of these graduates are planning to attend UCLA, two to UC Davis and one to UC Santa Barbara. The remaining eleven are going to various colleges and universities, such as CSU Channel Islands, Cal Poly, S.L.O., Westmont, Azusa Pacific, Redlands, B.Y.U., Boise State, San Diego State, San Francisco State, and Ventura College. The alumni association wishes them much success in furthering their education.
Forty seniors of Fillmore High have submitted applications for Fillmore High Alumni Scholarships. This is a very impressive group of seniors, with fifteen who have a 4.0 G.P.A. or higher.
Each applicant will be scored by the scholarship committee, which consists of seven alumni members, on the basis of G.P.A., Autobiography, Community Service, Volunteer Service, School Activities, Athletics, Church Involvement, and Work Experience. The top individuals wll be interviewed by the committee on April 8. The top five finalists, after the interviews, will be interviewed by Mr. John Lemley, class of 1961, who will select two applicants from this group who will each receive a $1500 scholarship for two years, plus a laptop computer.
It is a very gratifying experience for the Scholarship Committee to interview these outstanding students from our high school.