The Glendale Latino Assn. celebrated the academic accomplishments of Glendale high school students, accompanied by scrambled eggs and salsa at the Hilton Glendale. President Amy Navarrete welcomed her audience of some 80 supporters to the association's annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast on Thursday. Glendale City Councilman Frank Quintero offered greetings from the city. Quintero remarked that his family was one of three families that started the association in 1992. Today, it has more than 150 active members.
Party planners extraordinaire but all business at the podium, Nararrete and Immediate Past President Mercy Velazquez awarded 24 students with $18,000 in scholarships, surpassing last year's total by $3,000.
The grateful scholarship recipients were Francesca Valencia from Clark Magnet High School; Christina Galvan, Daniella Vargas, Vanessa Fonseca, Juliana Kim and TaniaSalmeron from Crescenta Valley High School; Gabriela Rodriguez, Cynthia Garcia, Marco Marquez, Magaly Perez and Stephanie Estrada from Glendale High School. Melissa Franco and Taleen Guzman represented Holy Family High School.