Vanessa Aguire of Jordan High School’s Class of 2018 recently earned a Military Order of the Purple Heart National Scholarship for her grade point average and volunteer work for Long Beach Veterans Affairs. The graduate of Jordan’s Aspirations in Medical Services (AIMS) pathway volunteered more than 200 hours and qualified for the award of $1,800 toward her tuition at Cal State Long Beach, where she plans to study criminal justice and forensics.
Cabrillo High School senior Danyelle Shaw recently earned the Youth of the Year Award and a $5,000 scholarship from the Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach. She plans to attend Cal Poly Pomona and become a manufacturing engineer. She also moves onto the Los Angeles County level in the national Boys & Girls Club competition. Cabrillo schoolmates Christian Leal and Tyler Wilson each will receive $2,500 scholarships as finalists. Leal wants to become an elementary school teacher, and Wilson plans to be a software developer.