1450 Herndon, Clovis, CA 93611-0599
(559) 327-9000; Fax (559) 327-9099
March, 25 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kelly Avants, Administrator, Communications & Board Relations
Phone: 559-327-9092 Fax: 559-327-9099
Students of Promise honors 15 for perseverance, dedication to education
March 31 the Foundation for Clovis Schools will recognize 15 high school juniors for overcoming personal obstacles to make completing their education a priority. The students, three from each Clovis Unified high school, will receive $1,500 scholarships to be used for post-secondary education. Fresno Mayor Alan Autry will be the keynote speaker at the evening event.
The honorees have faced personal challenges such as the loss of family members, debilitating illnesses or gang involvement; oftentimes becoming mentors to other students dealing with similar challenges. The students are nominated by high school counselors and selected for the award by Foundation for Clovis Schools directors.
WHO: The Foundation for Clovis Schools will present scholarships to 15 high school juniors who have placed a high priority on their education while overcoming personal obstacles. Mayor Alan Autry will present the keynote address at the evening event.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 31, 2004
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Piccadilly Inn University
Student honorees and Foundation for Clovis Schools’ directors will be available prior to the start of the awards presentation for interviews.
2004 Students of Promise Recipients
Josh Freeman, Clovis High
Kathleen Gordy, Clovis High
Joseph Reyna, Clovis High
Jessica Roberts, Clovis East
Frank Padilla, Clovis East
Eduardo Rodriguez, Clovis East
Stephanie Abrahamian, Buchanan
Tacie Gamoian, Buchanan
Conner Cox, Buchanan
Vivek Shantharam, Clovis West
Eileen Vang, Clovis West
Connor Kelley, Clovis West
Gina Gutierrez-Sua, Alternative Ed.
Olivia Calzada, Alternative Ed
Christine Navarro, Alternative Ed.
For additional information, contact Kelly Avants, Public Information Officer, at 327-9092.