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Sierra Madre Civic Club presents education awards ‘For all that you have and will achieve'

The Sierra Madre Civic Club presented its annual Education Awards to six local high school seniors at its May 8, 2014 meeting. Education Awards are given to graduating seniors chosen for academic excellence, school activity involvement, and community service. The honorees are: Isaac Garcia, who is graduating from Duarte High School and will be attending Cal State LA; Emma Martinez, who is graduating from LaSalle High School and will be attending the University of Portland; Thomas Bent, who is also graduating from LaSalle High School and will be attending UC Santa Cruz; Savannah Woods, who is graduating from Pasadena High school and will be attending UC Davis; Michael Carter, who is graduating from Maranatha High School and will be attending Johns Hopkins University; and Aliya Crochetiere, who is graduating from Pasadena Polytechnic High School and will be attending UC Berkeley.

Shakey's to hold memorial fundraiser for EMUHSD student scholarships Shakey's El Monte is holding a memorial fundraiser in honor of El Monte High School student Adrian Castro. Castro was one of ten people killed when a charter bus collided with a FedEx truck in Northern California last month. Castro, along with several other students, were in route to visit Humboldt State University when the tragedy occurred. On Monday, May 26 through Thursday, May 29, from 3 to 9 pm, Shakey's

by Anne Donofrio-Holter El Monte will donate 25% of the net food sales of anyone who identifies themselves as a supporter of the scholarship fund. Phone orders are included as well. "Please bring your entire family and as many friends as you can to support this great cause," said Jill Nickum, Shakey's manager. "Plan on eating here or call in your order for pick-up. Just let the cashier know before you order that you are supporting the

fundraiser." All scholarships from this fundraiser will be awarded to El Monte Union High School District students in the name of Adrian Castro. "We want to thank Ms. Nickum and Shakey's El Monte for this generous gesture for the benefit of our students and in the memory of Adrian," said Superintendent Nick Salerno. Shakey's El Monte is located at 11420 Valley Boulevard. Phone 626350-4411.

Pictured from left to right are: Isaac Garcia, Emma Martinez, Thomas Bent, Savannah Woods, Michael Carter, and Aliya Crochetiere. -Courtesy Photo

Civic Club was able to award a total of $4,500 among these worthy students. Members of the Civic Club Education Awards committee, chaired by Ellen O’Leary and Gwen Robertson, presented the awards individually to each of the recipients stating that the award represented “for all that you have and will achieve.” Congratulations to these fine young students! The Sierra Madre Civic

Club is comprised of about 100 local and area women who come together to promote unity and good fellowship, and to strive toward civic, philanthropic, and youth welfare advancement. During the year, Civic Club raises monies which, in late Spring of each year, are donated to local philanthropic causes and are also awarded in the form of grants to local exceptional high school seniors.

Applications for arts grant funding due Completed applications are due no later than 5 p.m., Thursday, May 15, 2014 for grant funding consideration with the City’s Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Annual Grants Program through the Planning & Community Development Department's Cultural Affairs Division. Applications and related information are online at www.cityofpasadena.net/ arts. Applications must be received in the Division's office no later than 5 p.m. May 15, 2014. Applications can be mailed, but appli-

cants are advised that postmarks will not be accepted in lieu of the actual delivery deadline. The office is at 175 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91109. The Annual Grants Program provides support to local arts and culture organizations for projects and programs that reach Pasadena audiences and public school classrooms. Applicants may submit proposals in five categories: Arts & Culture I, II or II (based on organizational budget size), Arts Education, Festivals & Parades or Individual Artists

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Projects. All applicants are required to meet the guideline requirements posted online. Funding is provided by the City of Pasadena. Grant awards are made to programs of quality as recommended by a panel of arts professionals to the City’s Arts and Culture Commission. Last year, 27 grants were awarded totaling about $142,000. Awards have ranged from about $1,700 to $8,000. A list of awardees is posted on the City’s website at www.cityofpasadena.net/ Arts/Grant_Programs.

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