Friday, June 24, 2011

Retired Teachers Give 10 Scholarships

CalSTRA scholars
Front row: Catherine Russell, Kieu Nguyen, Heather Bui, Rodgers BwayoBack row: Francesca Brown, Christina Luu,Tony Chau, Susana Jimenez, Ailin Zhao, Kendall Condon
The local chapter of the California Retired Teachers Association has awarded 10, $1,500 scholarships to students from eight schools in the San Diego Unified School District.

The students are: Francesca Brown, Clairemont High; Rogers Bwayo, Crawford CHAMPS; Kieu Nguyen, Hoover; Catherine Russell, La Jolla; Heather Bui, Mira Mesa; Ailin Zhao, Scripps Ranch; Christina Luu, Serra; Kendall Condon, University City; Susana Jimenez, Health Sciences High and Middle College Charter; and Tony Chau, Preuss-UCSD Charter.

High school seniors were judged on their academic achievement, school leadership, extra curricular activities, financial need, community and volunteer service, as well as work and home activities.

The California Retired Teachers Association is proud of its scholarship program that recognizes hard working, intelligent young people and it's a great pleasure for association members to support and contribute to the education of San Diego students.

For more information about the association, contact Vi Huprich at or

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