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CTA’s 2018-19 Scholarship & Award Recipients

Loma Vista Middle School student Emily Lopez (right) and her teacher, Alvord Educators Association member Froukje Schaafsma-Smith, each received $550 for their efforts in CTA’s 2019 Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Education Awards Program. Schaafsma-Smith has taught art at Loma Vista for over 20 years. She created a lesson for CTA’s award program where she teaches students the power of art to communicate ideas.

CTA Scholarship Recipients

Dependents of CTA Members ($5,000)

Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Ralph J. Flynn (Highest-Scoring Applicant)
Joseph Johnson, Reg 3, dep. of Nicole Johnson, San Miguel TA

Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Ruthie Fagerstrom (2nd-Highest-Scoring Applicant)
Nathalie Boadi, Reg 3, dep. of Thomas Boadi, CTA/NEA-Retired

Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Susan B. Anthony (3rd-Highest-Scoring Applicant)
Emma Hodge, Reg 3, dep. of Jennifer Hodge, TA of Norwalk-La Mirada

Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Del A. Weber
Skylar Hartley, Reg 4, dep. of Jennifer Hartley, Hemet TA
Cole Wood, Reg 2, dep. of Melanie Wood, Yuba City TA

High School
Emma Andrade, Reg 2, dep. of Kristine Andrade, Riverdale TA
David Bonds, Reg 4, dep. of Laura Bonds, Escondido Elem. EA
Corby Burress, Reg 3, dep. of Lisa Burress, Santa Maria Elem. EA
Cheyanne Cabral, Reg 2, dep. of Kimberly Cabral, Turlock TA
Amalia Dummett, Reg 2, dep. of Daniel Dummett, Union Hill TA
Alexia Gonsalves, Reg 2, dep. of Karen Gonsalves, Calaveras Unif. EA
Christian Grant, Reg 3, dep. of Nicole Desimone-Grant, Bonita Unif. TA
Jayden Kasler, Reg 1, dep. of Christina Kasler, Vacaville TA
Matthew Lawrence, Reg 4, dep. of Michelle Hendren, Palm Springs TA
Una Lomax-Emrick, Reg 1, dep. of Dana Lomax, Reed Dist. TA
Natali Machado, Reg 4, dep. of Julia Martinez, Chula Vista Educs
Sophia McMaster, Reg 1, dep. of Stephanie Pappas-McMaster, Belmont-Redwood Shores FA
Claire Monge, Reg 1, dep. of Ruth Mitchell, Eureka TA 
Angela Mora, Reg 1, dep. of Ramon Mora, Soledad TA
Margaret Peterson, Reg 2, dep. of Christopher Peterson, Modesto TA
Elly Revard, Reg 3, dep. of Richard Revard, Assoc Chaffey Tchrs
Macey Rhodes, Reg 2, dep. of Cami Rhodes, Union Hill TA
Aliveah Robertson, Reg 1, dep. of Jason Robertson, Saratoga TA
Rachel Sausedo, Reg 2, dep. of Kate Sausedo, Ripon Unif. Dist. TA
Gabrielle Sotomayor, Reg 2, dep. of Heather Guy, Modesto TA
Lilian Svetich , Reg 3, dep. of Claudine Auyong, Lucia Mar Unif. TA
Nicholas Thomas, Reg 4, dep. of Rebecca Diephouse, Murrieta TA
Maya Tipton, Reg 4, dep. of Timothy Tipton, San Diego EA
Jaylyn Vaughan, Reg 4, dep. of Lynette Vaughan, Tustin EA
Jeanette Villanueva, Reg 3, dep. of Sandra Villanueva, Mountain View TA
Keishon White, Reg 3, dep. of La Keisha White, Compton EA
Rhett Woodward, Reg 4, dep. of Jennifer Woodward, Capistrano Unif. EA
Samuel Wright, Reg 2, dep. of Suzanne Wright, Lincoln Unif. TA

College
Ilianna Delgado, Reg 2, dep. of Steve Delgado, Visalia Unif. TA
Sabina Hills-Villalobos, Reg 2, dep. of Kelly Villalobos, Turlock TA
Josie Pearce, Reg 3, dep. of Tracy Pearce, TA of Paramount

CTA Members ($3,000)

American Indian/Alaska Native Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Alice Piper (Highest-Scoring Member Applicant)
Rosanna McCormick, Reg 1, Monterey Bay TA

CTA Member (ESP)
Irene Sanchez, Reg 3, Azusa EA

CTA Members
Eva Lear, Reg 2, Turlock TA
Courtney Ziani, Reg 4, Perris Sec Educs
Elizabeth Swanson, Reg 1, Mt. Diablo EA

L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarship for Student CTA Members ($5,000)

Pacific Asian American Scholarship in Honor of Philip Vera Cruz (Highest-Scoring SCTA Member Applicant)
Milagros Martinez Stordeur, University of California, Los Angeles

SCTA Members
Rebecca Zavala, University of San Francisco
Celia Greene, University of Southern California

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Dependent Children Recipients

Zaira Carrera, $2,500, Dependent of Anell Nevarez-Carrera, Assn of Placentia Linda Educs, Reg 4
Rachelle Carrillo, $2,500, Dependent of Ana Carrillo, Assoc Calexico Tchrs, Reg 4
Ilianna Delgado, $2,500, Dependent of Steve Delgado, Visalia Unif TA, Reg 2
Adan de la Loza, $1,500, Dependent of Diana Estrada, Montebello TA, Reg 3
Jorge De La Torre, $6,000, Dependent of Ana Patricia De La Torre, Assoc Pomona Tchrs, Reg 3
Tehya Elliott, $1,500, Dependent of Leland Elliott, San Joaquin Delta College TA, Reg 2
Alyssa Gomez, $2,500, Dependent of Cynthia Johnson, TA of Norwalk-La Mirada, Reg 3
Christian Grant, $2,500, Dependent of Nicole Desimone-Grant, Bonita Unif TA, Reg 3
Citlalli Guadarrama, $1,500, Dependent of Felisa Patino-Longoria, Kern High School TA, Reg 2
Sabina Hills-Villalobos, $2,500, Dependent of Kelly Villalobos, Turlock TA, Reg 2
Grant Johnson, $2,500, Dependent of Alisa Johnson, Panama-Buena Vista TA, Reg 2
Mara Lewis, $6,000, Dependent of Gina Young, Hanford Elem TA, Reg 2
India Long, $2,500, Dependent of Tonya Joseph Long, Santa Ana EA, Reg 4
Mariela Pizarro, $2,500, Dependent of Lorena Silva, Butte Co TA, Reg 2
Martin Porter, $1,500, Dependent of Temple Porter, Corona Norco TA, Reg 4
Carlos Torres, $1,500, Dependent of Carlos A. Torres, Oxnard EA, Reg 3
Malik Watson, $2,500, Dependent of April Tucker, TA of Long Beach, Reg 3
Amaya Wingfield, $6,000, Dependent of Carla Hart-Wingfield, UTLA/NEA, Reg 3
Alondra Guadarrama, $2,500, Dependent of Felisa Patino-Longoria, Kern High School TA, Reg 2

Member Recipients

Vanessa Agyei, $1,500, East Whittier EA, Reg 3
Diana Arredondo, $1,500, Southwestern College EA, Reg 4
Qiana Barner, $1,500, Asoc De Maestros Unidos, Reg 3
Cicely Bingener, $2,500, Inglewood TA, Reg 3
Ashlee Evonc, $1,500, San Ramon Valley EA, Reg 1
Raul Gonzalez, $2,500, Visalia Unif TA, Reg 2
Kou Her, $2,500, Merced Un Hi Sch Dist TA, Reg 2
Kennette Hoke, $2,500, Assn of Piedmont Tchrs, Reg 1
Eva Lear, $2,500, Turlock TA, Reg 2
Monica Neri, $2,500, Farmersville TA, Reg 2

Student CTA Member Recipients

Gabriela Leyva, $1,500, Western Governors University
Emely Lopez, $6,000, CSU Long Beach
Joel Gutierrez Macias, $6,000, CSU Humboldt
Rebecca Zavala, $2,500, University of San Francisco

Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Education Award Recipients

Visual Arts

Grades 1-2
David Pantoja, student of Rebecca Perreault, Di Giorgio Elem Sch TA, Reg 2
Roselyn Flores, student of Theresa Sawyer, Di Giorgio Elem Sch TA, Reg 2
Elijah Bradshaw Traylor, student of Celia Montes de Oca, San Lorenzo EA, Reg 1

Grades 3-4
Clarisa Alvarado, student of Alicia Bovetti, Exeter TA, Reg 2
Rubi Barrales-Ibanez, student of Diane Doris Kissas, Montebello TA, Reg 3
Noah Joaquín Ramirez, student of Cynthia Milián, Baldwin Park EA, Reg 3
Nina Indelicato, student of Heidi Bownas, San Ramon Valley EA, Reg 1
Padraic Dwyer, student of Heidi Bownas, San Ramon Valley EA, Reg 1
Neal Sood, student of Sandra Isbell, San Ramon Valley EA, Reg 1
Vincent Pham, student of Kelly Wallace, Ocean View TA, Reg 4
Tia Bateman, student of Jill Jones, San Ramon Valley EA, Reg 1

Grades 5-6
Alondra Mendoza, student of Jenny Torres, Baldwin Park EA, Reg 3
Maria Isabel Vera, student of Kimberly M. Rosa, Coalinga-Huron Unif. TA, Reg 2
Nelsi Gomez, student of Nicole Brady, Santa Maria Elem. EA, Reg 3
Isabella Brim, student of Leslie Collins, San Ramon Valley EA, Reg 1
Alex Klein, student of Jessica Montevago, San Ramon Valley EA, Reg 1
Bryssa Piña, student of Naqiba Gregory, West Sacramento TA, Reg 1
Yeseul Lee, student of Katherine Gregory, Claremont FA, Reg 3

Grades 7-8
Ariel Axume, student of Juvenal J. Nuñez, Montebello TA, Reg 3
Emily Lopez, student of Froukje Schaafsma-Smith, Alvord EA, Reg 4
Samiha Hashem, student of Floramie Torres, Montebello TA, Reg 3
Shreyasee Bose, student of Mary Joanne Loecher, San Ramon Valley EA, Reg 1
Meilani Castillo, student of Stephan Stamatelatos, Temecula Valley EA, Reg 4
Isabella Peña, student of Roxi Romo, Bakersfield Elem. TA, Reg 2

Grades 9-12
Brooke Abess, student of Sandra Isbell, San Ramon Valley EA, Reg 1
Andrea Carillo Reyes, student of Stacey Ericsson, Delano Joint UHSD TA, Reg 2
Aleina Raquel, student of Stacey Ericsson, Delano Joint UHSD TA, Reg 2
Melissa Ruiz, student of Tracey Torres, San Benito HS TA, Reg 1
Ellie Colonese, student of Joy Cornish-Bowden, Tracy EA, Reg 2
Collin Bratzler, student of Tamara Kirkpatrick, Claremont FA, Reg 3
Suwen Han, student of Tamara Kirkpatrick, Claremont FA, Reg 3
Kaylee Harvey, student of Joy Cornish-Bowden, Tracy EA, Reg 2
Angelina Ley, student of Kathleen A. Charvat, TA of Long Beach, Reg 3
Perla Gutierrez & Esmeralda Gutierrez, students of Maria E. Vega, Napa Valley EA, Reg 1

Written Essay

Grades 1-2
Sidhant Khurana, student of Johnna M. Laird, Fremont Unified Dist. TA, Reg 1

Grades 3-4
Mila Cepurac, student of Kelly Arce, San Diego EA, Reg 4
Antonella Acosta-Madrid, student of Karina Salas Curiel, Gonzales TA, Reg 1
Maya Covarrubias-Aguilar, student of Melody Hicks, Claremont FA, Reg 3
Stacy Reyna Garcia, student of Edder Belmonte, Santa Maria Elem. EA, Reg 3

Grades 5-6
Leonarda Stranford-Hudgings, student of Lisa Schuster, Claremont FA, Reg 3
Oswald Sanchez, student of Karen Klein, Ceres Unified TA, Reg 2

Grades 7-8
Briseyda Nicasio, student of Maritza Avila, Oxnard EA, Reg 3
Sofia Ziani, student of Stephan Stamatelatos, Temecula Valley EA, Reg 4

Grades 9-12
Alexander Koo, student of Julie Hockenson, Fremont Unified Dist. TA, Reg 1
Camellia Cartland, student of Diane Shires, TA of South Pasadena, Reg 3
Eileen Linchangco, student of David Chamberlain, Claremont FA, Reg 3
Joshua Hernandez, student of Victoria Geibig, Tracy EA, Reg 2
Amanda Gutierrez, student of Elvia Estrella, Sweetwater C&G Assn., Reg 4
Heavynlyee Stevens, student of Elvia Estrella, Sweetwater C&G Assn., Reg 4
Isabel Muñoz, student of Tracey Torres, San Benito HS TA, Reg 1

Higher Ed
Jade Connolly-Cepurac, student of David Cline, CFA, San Diego State University

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