Lions Club supports students' goals

July 17, 2010|By Bruce Campbell

School graduation time is always fun, and it is so inspirational to watch and hear the graduating students talk about their goals.

The Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club for years has given scholarships to help them continue their education. This year, the club gave six graduating seniors each a $1,000 scholarship.

The Lions Club worked closely with the administrators of both Crescenta Valley and La Cañada high schools to select candidates to personally interview for the scholarships.


The Lions Club hosted an awards dinner at La Cabanita Restaurant in Montrose last Thursday evening to honor the students who received the scholarships. The students were a very impressive group of young people.

The winning students were each called up to introduce themselves, talk about where they were going to college and their career goals.

Danica Bentiz from Crescenta Valley High School is going to Emerson College in Boston to major in journalism and media arts. She plans to become a media publisher.

Amanda Borlin from La Cañada High School plans to attend USC in the fall to major in business management.

Yoom Lee from Crescenta Valley High School plans to attend Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., to major in biology and become a physician.

Ik Song also graduated from Crescenta Valley High School. He plans to attend UCLA to major in biochemistry, and then go on to medical school.

Bianca Saleebyan graduated from La Cañada High School, plans to begin her college career at Glendale Community College and then transfer to UCLA for a degree in education. She plans to become a teacher.

The sixth winning student Kristen Chen from La Cañada High School was unable to attend the awards dinner. Kristen is already involved in a language education program in Costa Rica working toward a career in language arts.

Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at the CitiBank conference room, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. For information, call Art Rinaman at (818) 225-5100, Ext 243.


The Glendale Unified School District honors a local organization every year with a special award for that organization's dedication to public education. The Burtis E. Taylor Community Education Award recognizes an organization whose service and support has contributed significantly to Glendale schools.

The Glendale Fil-Am Kiwanis Club was selected this year.

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