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May 30, 2000
Judy Seckler CRESCENTA VALLEY HIGH -- The National Honor Society and the associated student body have raised more than $7,000 since November to start a new scholarship, the Falcon Award of Excellence, patterned after Glendale High's Pat Navolonic Memorial award. Seven finalists were chosen from 23 resumes and will be featured in a double assembly at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. The award winner will be announced at the end of the second assembly. Finalists will receive $100 each, and the award winner will be given $1,000.
LOCAL
July 2, 2004
The Crescenta-Canada Lions Club last week gave out six scholarships of $700 each to three students from Crescenta Valley High School and three from La Cañada High School. The CVHS students honored were Christine Chung, Min Kyeong (Jennifer) Kim and Elizabeth Wade; LCHS students honored were Timothy Yiu, Jonathan Kim and Alexander Siegel. Chung is a straight-A student who played on the CVHS tennis team for four years, volunteered at Verdugo Hills Hospital for three years, worked on the yearbook staff two years.
NEWS
May 30, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Glendale High School senior William Wagner is headed for Northwestern University this fall, but first, he's going to the racetrack. William on Thursday was awarded Glendale High's 2003 Pat Navolanic Memorial Award, one of the highest honors at the school. Thirty-four student club representatives nominated William and eight other seniors for the award. William was the only male finalist. William received a $1,000 scholarship and the eight female nominees received $100 scholarships.
FEATURES
April 12, 2008
YOUNG WOMEN HONORED WITH GOOD CITIZEN AWARDS Members of the Don José Verdugo Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored five local young women at its annual Good Citizen Award ceremony held recently at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The Good Citizen Award is presented to students annually for outstanding work they do for home, school, community and country. The students are selected by school faculty committees based on the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.
LOCAL
May 13, 2005
On Tuesday, May 17, four local high school seniors - Kwon Joon Chang, from Crescenta Valley High School, Benjamin Frandsen, Steven Gibson and Katherine Heineman, from La Cañada High School - will be presented as the 2005 recipients of the Christopher A. Burrows Memorial Scholarship. Each Burrows Scholar will receive a $2,000 scholarship at the dinner that follows the Chris Burrows Memorial Tennis and Golf Tournament. These students were chosen because of the their high level of academic and extracurricular achievement, community involvement, strength of character and zest for life.
NEWS
August 17, 2002
Charis Lim of Glendale, a junior at Notre Dame Academy, was selected to participate in an Economics for Leaders program at Claremont-McKenna College. She is one of the 30 students from around the country that was accepted. The weeklong course combined leadership training and economics. Michelle Christine Ferrara, daughter of Jack and Lynn Ferrara of La Crescenta, has recently accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and was also inducted into the Cal State Northridge Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma national honor society.
FEATURES
By Mary O’Keefe | June 6, 2008
On Monday, 11 Crescenta Valley High School seniors were honored during the Falcon Award ceremony in the school’s MacDonald Auditorium. The ceremony celebrates the school’s outstanding graduating students. The top 11 students were chosen as award semifinalists from 62 nominated seniors. Once chosen, the candidates were interviewed and six finalists selected. The winner is chosen by the student body committee. The final six were Jessica Kim, Ted Gonder, Susan Lee, Marissa Robertson, Angie Lim and Sarah Ferraro.
NEWS
June 5, 2001
Alecia Foster LA CRESCENTA -- Brian Landisi bowed his head and paused for a moment. The Crescenta Valley High School 12th-grader was overcome by emotion Monday after being named the winner of the 2001 Falcon Award of Excellence. "It's really overwhelming," Landisi said. The award recognizes students for their academic accomplishments, leadership skills and community service. The winner is chosen through a lengthy process that includes a nomination by homerooms, an evaluation of student resumes and interviews by a committee of students, said math teacher Pat Rabe, who initiated the award last year.
NEWS
July 9, 2001
Gretchen Hoffman GLENDALE -- A flier on the front desk at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy spurred 16-year-old Erin Frazier to enter a scholarship competition in March. Now, four months later, she's preparing to vie for the next step in the program -- the state Junior Miss title. Frazier, Glendale's Young Woman of the Year, and seven other women representing Los Angeles County will head to Rohnert Park, Calif. on Aug. 9 to rehearse for the state competition of the California Miss Junior Competition.
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July 19, 2013
This column came about when I met Florence Virgallito at an event in Montrose. She asked if I knew about the Pat Navolanic Memorial Award at Glendale High. I've lived In Glendale more than 30 years now, but as I told Virgallito, my daughters attended Hoover High and I wasn't very familiar with Glendale High. So she told me about the award, one of the most prestigious honors bestowed on a Glendale High senior. Each year, alumni of the Class of 1963 attend the award ceremony. Now I was curious.
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FEATURES
March 28, 2009
DON JOSE VERDUGO CHAPTER GIVES AWARDS Members of the Don José Verdugo Chapter, National Society and Daughters of the American Revolution, honored five local students at their annual Good Citizen Award ceremony presented recently at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The Good Citizen Award is presented to students for the outstanding work they do for home, school, community and country. The students are selected by school faculty based on the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.
FEATURES
By Mary O’Keefe | June 6, 2008
On Monday, 11 Crescenta Valley High School seniors were honored during the Falcon Award ceremony in the school’s MacDonald Auditorium. The ceremony celebrates the school’s outstanding graduating students. The top 11 students were chosen as award semifinalists from 62 nominated seniors. Once chosen, the candidates were interviewed and six finalists selected. The winner is chosen by the student body committee. The final six were Jessica Kim, Ted Gonder, Susan Lee, Marissa Robertson, Angie Lim and Sarah Ferraro.
FEATURES
April 12, 2008
YOUNG WOMEN HONORED WITH GOOD CITIZEN AWARDS Members of the Don José Verdugo Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored five local young women at its annual Good Citizen Award ceremony held recently at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The Good Citizen Award is presented to students annually for outstanding work they do for home, school, community and country. The students are selected by school faculty committees based on the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.
NEWS
August 19, 2005
Early in his career, two personal goals Burnie set were to be a motor officer and a member of the Air Support Unit. He achieved his first goal in 1989, when he was assigned to Traffic Division - Motors. He quickly developed into an exceptional motor officer. He became one of the top producers in arrests, citations and reports. During his 11 years in the traffic division, he was often looked to as one of the most experienced motor officers in the bureau. He developed into an expert traffic accident investigator, and later served as the acting lead accident investigator for the Traffic Division.
NEWS
June 25, 2005
Darleene Barrientos As her classmates chatted animatedly and fidgeted with their blue and white robes, ready to walk into the next chapter of their lives, Aimee Hwang stood still and quiet Saturday in the midst of the excitement. Wearing the cords of the National Honor Society, the National Beta Club and the gold stole of the California Scholarship Federation, the 19-year-old Glendale resident will be pre-med at USC this fall. But in spite of knowing what the fall would bring, Hwang felt anxious about taking the next big step in her life.
NEWS
June 17, 2005
Darleene Barrientos With their backs to the camera, Darcy Wilcox and several of her friends leaned their heads way back to display the destinations pasted on their mortarboards. The letters indicated their colleges of choice, and the mortarboard Wilcox, 18, was wearing read "Wash U" in stylized blue felt letters. "I'm excited, just because we worked so hard to get to this point, and it's finally here," she said. Keeping in touch won't be too hard, Wilcox said, especially with the Internet and instant messaging, but she still felt a pang, knowing she would be traveling the farthest from friends she's known since seventh grade -- some since kindergarten.
LOCAL
May 13, 2005
On Tuesday, May 17, four local high school seniors - Kwon Joon Chang, from Crescenta Valley High School, Benjamin Frandsen, Steven Gibson and Katherine Heineman, from La Cañada High School - will be presented as the 2005 recipients of the Christopher A. Burrows Memorial Scholarship. Each Burrows Scholar will receive a $2,000 scholarship at the dinner that follows the Chris Burrows Memorial Tennis and Golf Tournament. These students were chosen because of the their high level of academic and extracurricular achievement, community involvement, strength of character and zest for life.
LOCAL
July 2, 2004
The Crescenta-Canada Lions Club last week gave out six scholarships of $700 each to three students from Crescenta Valley High School and three from La Cañada High School. The CVHS students honored were Christine Chung, Min Kyeong (Jennifer) Kim and Elizabeth Wade; LCHS students honored were Timothy Yiu, Jonathan Kim and Alexander Siegel. Chung is a straight-A student who played on the CVHS tennis team for four years, volunteered at Verdugo Hills Hospital for three years, worked on the yearbook staff two years.
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