Scholarship recipients celebrated at brunch
Three students who received scholarships awarded to future teachers were celebrated Saturday, Sept. 10, at a brunch held at Browning High School in Long Beach.
Honored were Candice Garcia and Jessica Aramburo, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Eta Chapter Grant recipients, and Marisol Hernandez, who received the Nancy George Henry Scholarship.
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Eta Chapter promotes the professional and personal growth of women educators and awards its scholarship to outstanding student teachers who intend to teach in urban classrooms. The Nancy George Henry Endowed Scholarship is awarded to student teachers with at least a 4.0 GPA and who have a variety of experience working with children and school settings.
Garcia earned her bachelor’s degree in child development and family studies from Cal State Long Beach in 2019 and is working on her credential to become a social science teacher. She’s currently a resident substitute in the Whittier Union High School District.
Aramburo graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2010 with a degree in international development studies and is in the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential program at CSULB. She hopes to start student interning next spring; she’s now teaching a kindergarten class at KIPP Vida Preparatory Academy in South Los Angeles.
Hernandez earned her bachelor’s degree in Chicanx studies, with a minor in education, from UC Santa Barbara and is in her last year fulfilling her single subject credential for history/social studies. She teaches 11th grade U.S. history and AP U.S. history at Synergy Quantum Academy, a public charter school in South Los Angeles.