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Malibu High School Class of 2012

Senior Awards and Scholarships Evening Tuesday, May 29, 2012 7:00 p.m. MHS Auditorium


SENIOR AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM May 29, 2012 WELCOME Dr. Mark O. Kelly, Principal FLAG SALUTE Patrick Fontenette, Senior Class President PRESENTATION OF AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Dr. Mark O. Kelly, Principal Mrs. Ah Young Chi, College Counselor Mrs. Siugen Constanza, Boys & Girls Club Mrs. Katie Dahm, Guidance Counselor Ms. Nena Lauerman, Community Service Learning Coordinator Mr. Luke Sferra, Guidance Counselor PRESENTATION OF DEPARTMENT AWARDS Mr. Bill Bixler, Music Faculty Mrs. Carla Bowman-Smith, Art Faculty Mr. Brian Corrigan, Math Faculty Mr. Thor Evensen, Art Faculty Mrs. Amy Loch, Music Faculty Mr. Adam Panish, Social Studies Faculty Ms. Jodi Plaia, Theater Faculty Mrs. Rachel Stowell, Journalism Advisor & Film Faculty Mrs. Bonnie Thoreson, English Faculty Mrs. Lisa Wintner, ELD Faculty CLOSING REMARKS Dr. Mark O. Kelly, Principal RECEPTION ON THE PATIO


SPECIAL SERVICE AND ACADEMIC AWARDS Each year the Malibu High School Administrative Leadership team selects a special group of students to be recognized for their exceptional leadership, service, character, and accomplishments. A perpetual plaque with their names will hang on the wall next to the Principal’s office. EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP DRAKE BAGLIETTO This award recognizes a student whose leadership has made a difference at Malibu High School. EXCEPTIONAL SCHOOL SERVICE SAMUEL HAFT, PATRICK FONTENETTE This award recognizes a student who serves at Malibu High School without seeking self-recognition. EXCEPTIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE CARSON MEYER This award recognizes a student for his or her outstanding community service. PRINCIPAL’S LEADERSHIP AWARD MADELINE ROTMAN This award recognizes a student who combines academic excellence and exemplary leadership. MALIBU TIMES OUTSTANDING CITIZENSHIP AWARD EVAN ANTHONY, CAROLYN PUSHAW This award was established to acknowledge a student who demonstrates concern for the rights and needs of others in his or her community. A feature article about the student will appear in The Malibu Times newspaper. EXCEPTIONAL ACADEMIC PROGRESS SAMUEL LEFFE This award recognizes a student who has shown exceptional growth in academics, in extracurricular activities and in personal growth. EXCEPTIONAL ACADEMIC DEDICATION ALEXANDRA ECKELMAN This award recognizes a student who has shown exceptional dedication to his or her academic studies. EXCEPTIONAL PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT KRISTINA ELLROD This special one-time award recognizes a student who has shown exceptional personal achievement throughout her experience at Malibu High School. VALEDICTORIAN CANDIDATES JULIANA BALL EMMA BLACKWOOD LAUREN HAAS CAROLYN PUSHAW CORAL SILVERBERG


DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS Departmental Awards are chosen by faculty members and are presented to Seniors who are outstanding in the areas cited. Each department selects a student for Exemplary Achievement whose name will appear on a perpetual plaque on the wall next to the Principal’s office. Each department also selects one or more students who will be recognized for Special Achievement in a subject within the department. DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN ENGLISH SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN CREATIVE WRITING SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN LITERATURE

NATALIE BARK HENRY PHILIPSON TANNER PORTER, SUSANNAH SHAW MADISON FELMAN

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE – SPANISH SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE – FRENCH DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM AND FILM EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN JOURNALISM SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN JOURNALISM SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL STUDIES EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN SOCIAL STUDIES SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN SOCIAL STUDIES

LORENA RUIZ

LAUREN HAAS CORAL SILVERBERG

EMMA BLACKWOOD CAROLYN PUSHAW JACKSON WINNER, LEVI WOODS JACOB ORONOZ LAUREN HAAS GEORGE KARAGHOSSIAN LAUREN HAAS CAROLYN PUSHAW EMMA BLACKWOOD, MADDIE CLARFIELD

DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN BOTH VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS TANNER PORTER EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN YEARBOOK LINDSEY WIRHT EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN PHOTOGRAPHY/DIGITAL DESIGN MICAELA BROOKMAN EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN ART CAMILLA RADOYCE, JALINA WALLACE EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC LEAH HAMEL, MARK STEVENSON EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN VOCAL MUSIC TANNER PORTER EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN THEATER CATHERINE LAROCCA EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL THEATER SOPHIA CRAVEN


COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS These students have donated over 160 hours of community service to their school and community. They will wear special medallions at the Senior Graduation Ceremony. LIAM ANDERSON ALEXANDRA BAUM EMMA BLACKWOOD ANDREW BORENZWEIG REIGN BREWER MICAELA BROOKMAN HILDA BROWN KYLIA CASSONE MADISON CORRI DEVIN DIMATTIA ROSE EMANUEL SERENA EMTIAZ MADISON FELMAN PHILIP GABALES JOHN CARLO GARCIA

MATTHEW GRUSKIN AMARA GWYN LAUREN HAAS SAMUEL HAFT KAYLYN HAMILTON JACKSON HURST MAKENZIE KIZIS NINA LUNA LAMPCOV OSCIEL GIOVANNI LANDIN CARLEIGH MADDEN GABRIELLE MALMAZADA CARSON MEYER SAMUEL MUNSTER CHRISTOPHER NAVARRO ERICA NORDSTROM

KRISTINA OAKEY MADISON PERRIN TANNER PORTER WENDY RODRIGUEZ MADELINE ROTMAN BROOKE SCHWARTZ PAIGE SCHWIMER LAUREN SCOTT JORDAN SIMON JESSICA SORCE ETHAN STOCKWELL JACQUELINE STRUM KIMBERLY WATSON JACKSON WINNER LINDSEY WIRHT

PRESIDENT’S EDUCATION AWARD PROGRAM The President’s Education Awards Program, sponsored by the Office of the President of the United States, recognizes academic success in the classroom and school. PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE The President’s Award for Educational Excellence recognizes students who achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and a combined SAT Reasoning score of 1800 or above or an ACT score of 27 or above. EVAN ANTHONY DRAKE BAGLIETTO NATALIE BARK ALEXANDRA BAUM NATHAN BEN-YEHUDA EMMA BLACKWOOD ANDREW BORENZWEIG REIGN BREWER MICAELA BROOKMAN KYLIA CASSONE MADDIE CLARFIELD DREW DVORSKY MADISON FELMAN

GEORGE GIFFONI LAUREN HAAS SAMUEL HAFT KAYLYN HAMILTON HUNTER JOHNSON MAKENZIE KIZIS KRYSTINA KODOMICHALOS CARLEIGH MADDEN MADISON PERRIN HENRY PHILIPSON TANNER PORTER CAROLYN PUSHAW RILEY QUINE

KEVIN REILLY ANDREW RIBE MADELINE ROTMAN BROOKE SCHWARTZ PAIGE SCHWIMER CARLEY SEDLAK SUSANNAH SHAW CORAL SILVERBERG COOPER SMART ETHAN STOCKWELL BRIANA VERHAM JALINA WALLACE LINDSEY WIRHT


MALIBU SCHOLARSHIPS AND HONORS AMERICAN LEGION PALISADES POST #283 SCHOLARSHIPS The American Legion recognizes that one of the greatest gifts a person can receive is the gift of knowledge. Each year the American Legion provides through its Posts financial aid to students hoping to further their education and become contributing members of our society. DRAKE BAGLIETTO EMMA BLACKWOOD KEVIN REILLY JULIANA BALL HARRY MCALEVEY AMERICAN LEGION BOYS STATE REPRESENTATIVES DRAKE BAGLIETTO HARRY MCALEVEY ANDREW BORENZWEIG MICHAEL MITZE DREW DVORSKY

JACK WALECKI JORDAN WILIMOVSKY

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MALIBU YOUTH OF THE YEAR MAKENZIE KIZIS Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls club member can receive. The title recognizes outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community and the Boys & Girls Club, as well as overcoming personal challenges and obstacles. BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MALIBU MOST INSPIRATIONAL SENIOR OSCIEL GIOVANNI LANDIN This award goes to a student who has overcome obstacles in his or her life through high school years and has shown success through perseverance, dedication and hard work. They are true models to their peers. BAHA’IS OF MALIBU FOR HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP CHRISTOPHER NAVARRO The Baha’is of Malibu support the defense of Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which guarantee education as an inalienable right of every human being. This award is made to a “Goals for Graduation” student in the name of Education Under Fire, a human rights campaign against the current discriminatory policies in Iran preventing Baha’i high school students from pursuing higher education. CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP FEDERATION GOLD SEAL BEARERS Gold Seal Bearers are students who have earned membership in CSF four semesters during their 10th through 12th grades, including one semester during their senior year. They are recognized by wearing special gold cords during graduation and by having a gold seal placed on their diploma. SOREN ANDERSON LAUREN HAAS WENDY RODRIGUEZ EVAN ANTHONY SAMUEL HAFT MADELINE ROTMAN ALEXANDRIA BARTLETT MAKENZIE KIZIS BROOKE SCHWARTZ ALEXANDRA BAUM KRYSTINA KODOMICHALOS PAIGE SCHWIMER NATHAN BEN-YEHUDA ANNA LEFFE SUSANNAH SHAW EMMA BLACKWOOD CARSON MEYER CORAL SILVERBERG KYLIA CASSONE MADISON PERRIN COOPER SMART MADDIE CLARFIELD TANNER PORTER BRIANA VERHAM MADISON FELMAN CAROLYN PUSHAW LINDSEY WIRHT WALKER GARERI KEVIN REILLY


CABBY CABALLERO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ITZE DE JESUS This scholarship is given by Brendan Sindell and Candy Sindell, in honor of his grandfather and her dad, Cabby Caballero. He was a very generous man and a firm believer in hard work and making the most of life’s opportunities. Five of Cabby’s grandsons have attended Malibu High School. CARING INDIVIDUAL AWARD HILDA BROWN Given by Primary Caring of Malibu, a local medical practice, whose mission is to help bring the human connection back to medicine. It is their desire to encourage the efforts of kind and compassionate students who may be interested in pursuing a career in the healing arts. COACH LAWSON GRIDIRON SCHOLARSHIPS NATHAN DOWLER, JACKSON HURST These scholarships are given by the Flamminio family to students who have demonstrated the same characteristics, on and off the football field, as the man for whom these scholarships are named. These characteristics are integrity, loyalty, determination, discipline and selflessness. DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MALIBU CHAPTER GOOD CITIZEN AWARD MADELINE ROTMAN The DAR, founded in 1890, is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. DOGEARED COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING SCHOLARSHIPS The Dogeared Community Service Learning Scholarship is designed to award students who understand the value of community service and have demonstrated this understanding through their leadership in their school and non-profit community. Dogeared believes in the value of community service education and is awarding these monetary scholarships to help spread the positive service karma. MICAELA BROOKMAN MAKENZIE KIZIS WENDY RODRIGUEZ PHILIP GABALES MADELINE ROTMAN DORN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP TO BE ANNOUNCED This award is given to an individual who has shown outstanding leadership and initiative in youth mentorship and has made long lasting contributions in the creation of positive Club environment. This individual embodies the elements of a leader through strength of character, team effort and honor when dealing with adversity. Through enthusiasm and industriousness this person has fulfilled his/her potential as a Club member and is continuing his/her journey to succeed as a caring, productive and contributing citizen. DUSTY PEAK ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP WALKER GARERI Dusty Peak, a true environmental leader, died at the young age of 58. He and his family lived in Malibu since 1959. Dusty was the first Student Body President of Malibu Park Junior High School. As an adult, he was a passionate advocate for clean ocean water, at his beloved Little Dume Beach and the rest of Malibu. He was a member of Heal the Bay and recently worked diligently on the Marine Preserve Issue for the coastline. He


was always “scouting” issues and encouraging others to be involved. He served many years as a board member of Malibu Riviera #2. He is greatly missed. ELLEN FRANCISCO EQUESTRIAN SCHOLARSHIP JULIANA BALL Ellen and Kent Francisco were both physical education teachers at Santa Monica High School. They continue to support Malibu youth with their equestrian scholarships. EXCEPTIONAL EFFORT GRANT ANNA LEFFE This grant is given by David, Shelley & Andrew Kramer to a student who has shown an exceptional work ethic and a strong desire to learn, succeed, and improve themselves through the years. FLAMMINIO FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP TANNER PORTER This scholarship is given by the Flamminio family to a student who excels in the performing arts. HENRY CARIATI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP KRISTINA OAKEY Henry Cariati was a caring and dedicated teacher, with a keen interest and talent in the creative and technical aspects of the Arts. Henry’s wife, Jeanne, was a teacher at MHS. Both their daughter and son attended Malibu Park Junior High School. This scholarship is given by Marie and Jim Smith, whose three children attended Malibu High. HOLLAND-PORTER THEATRICAL SCHOLARSHIPS LEAH HAMEL, DANIEL PAIGE This scholarship is awarded to students who have been involved with the performing arts throughout their high school career and will continue to pursue it in college in theatre, music or the arts. HUGH O’BRIAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP AMBASSADORS

MADDIE CLARFIELD, LAUREN HAAS

JUAN CABRILLO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP KYLIA CASSONE The Juan Cabrillo PTA is a strong supporter of its children and teachers. It continues this support by awarding a scholarship to one of their alumni. JUSTIN HELMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AMARA GWYN Justin Helman, Class of ’03, will always be remembered for his kind spirit, gentle heart and easy going personality. From the time he was a young boy, he pursued his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. He resisted following the conventional path and worked hard and was well on his way to realizing the goal he had set for himself. This scholarship is given to a student who exemplifies and reflects the essence of Justin’s beautiful spirit. KENT AND ELLEN FRANCISCO ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP OSCIEL GIOVANNI LANDIN Ellen and Kent Francisco were both physical education teachers at Santa Monica High School. They continue to support Malibu youth with their athletic scholarships. KIWANIS CLUB OF MALIBU VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS

ALEXANDRIA BARTLETT, MICAELA BROOKMAN


The Kiwanis Club of Malibu is a service organization that provides for its many charitable endeavors by its famous fundraiser, the Labor Day Chili Cook-Off. KIWANIS CLUB OF MALIBU COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS CHRISTOPHER NAVARRO, ETHAN STOCKWELL The Kiwanis Club of Malibu is a service organization that provides for its many charitable endeavors by its famous fundraiser, the Labor Day Chili Cook-Off. The Kiwanis Club of Malibu sponsors the MHS Key Club. KIWANIS CLUB OF MALIBU SHARK AWARDS FOR SCHOLAR ATHLETES HUNTER JOHNSON, CORAL SILVERBERG The Kiwanis Club of Malibu is a service organization that provides for its many charitable endeavors by its famous fundraiser, the Labor Day Chili Cook-Off. This scholarship is given to college-bound outstanding scholar-athletes. MALIBU ART ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP MAGGIE HARRINGTON The Malibu Art Association, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1963, and is dedicated to art appreciation and education. The association supports, develops, and inspires the arts, and is involved with the community, promoting art appreciation and education. In an effort to launch young artists, they provide scholarships to graduating Seniors who plan to continue their education in the field of art. MALIBU HIGH SCHOOL PTSA SCHOLARSHIPS SAMUEL HAFT, LINDSEY WIRHT The Malibu High School PTSA has raised money to provide support for the school and its students’ needs. Their efforts and support of the students and teachers of Malibu High are endless. MALIBU HIGH SCHOOL PTSA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP HONORING FRANK PAGE EMMA BLACKWOOD Frank Page served for five years as the Malibu High School ASB accountant, athletic secretary and as a coach for the cross-country, track and men’s soccer teams. His fierce loyalty, dedication to his athletes and love for MHS is honored through this scholarship. MALIBU HIGH SCHOOL PTSA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP HONORING LOUIS LEITHOLD LAUREN HAAS Louis Letihold loved calculus and he loved teaching. Those who were privileged to have him as a teacher shared and became a part of the passion he had for both. He touched countless lives both as a high school teacher and a teacher of teachers. MALIBU SPECIAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP GINA GLEITMAN The Malibu Special Education Foundation and the families who support it is awarding this scholarship with heartfelt appreciation to a student who has made a positive difference in the lives of their peers. The life of a high school student with special needs is often filled with loneliness and isolation. These students, who are very different from their typical peers, often have difficulty with academics and friendships. A typical high school student who takes the time to make a difference in the life of a child with special needs either through friendship, mentoring, tutoring, Best Buddies, and/or Hand in Hand


is a person we feel is a shining example for every student at Malibu High and in the Malibu community! MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP TO BE ANNOUNCED This award is earmarked for students who are interested in pursuing a career in communications with an emphasis on political process, public policy and social justice issues. There currently is a preponderance of journalism students interested in covering light features, entertainment and sports; but addressing the more complex underpinnings of democracy and civil rights is in need of much greater attention. MALIBU WOMAN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS The Malibu Woman’s Club is an organization that raises funds in order to give annual scholarships to Malibu youth. They also sponsor an essay contest for 5th graders. It is the desire of this organization to reward students who are creative and independent thinkers. DRAKE BAGLIETTO PATRICK FONTENETTE CAROLYN PUSHAW JULIANA BALL LAUREN HAAS KEVIN REILLY EMMA BLACKWOOD MAKENZIE KIZIS MADELINE ROTMAN MICAELA BROOKMAN TANNER PORTER KIMBERLY WATSON MADISON FELMAN MAXWELL POSWILLO MICHAEL K ZWEIG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS NATHAN DOWLER, CHRISTOPHER NAVARRO This scholarship is presented in memory of Michael Zweig, former Optimist Club President, Malibu Little League Commissioner and MHS Assistant Softball Coach. Quite the optimist himself, Michael dedicated himself to Malibu athletics with fun and light-heartedness. He was happiest coaching his three MHS alum daughters, Megan, Casey and Sarah. This scholarship represents the positive and humorous spirit that Michael brought to athletics and the community. Ultimately, the meaning that we discover in life comes as a result of our relationships with others. Michael passed away March 21, 2011 from cancer. NATIONAL HISPANIC RECOGNITION PROGRAM HONORABLE MENTION NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FINALISTS LAUREN HAAS COMMENDED STUDENTS PAIGE SCHWIMER

KEVIN REILLY

CAROLYN PUSHAW SUSANNAH SHAW

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP

CAROLYN PUSHAW LAUREN HAAS

OPTIMIST CLUB OF MALIBU SCHOLARSHIPS The Optimist Club’s main goal is to support the youth of Malibu. They primarily raise money through their Annual Pancake Breakfast. They recognize and honor Malibu High School students with their charitable giving through these scholarships. The scholarships are based equally upon the student’s grades, extracurricular activity, and community service.


DRAKE BAGLIETTO JULIANA BALL EMMA BLACKWOOD

LAUREN HAAS SAMUEL HAFT MAKENZIE KIZIS

CAROLYN PUSHAW MADELINE ROTMAN

PAT CAIRNS DOLPHIN SCHOLARSHIP REBECCA BANKS Pat Cairns served as principal of Juan Cabrillo Elementary School and Assistant Principal of Malibu High School. She was a teacher of middle and high school English, AP English, history and home economics. Pat was a District Teacher of the Year and a California State Teacher of the Year Finalist. When Pat retired, the Juan Cabrillo PTA established a fund in her name to provide scholarships for former Juan Cabrillo students. In remembrance of Emily Shane, a special Cabrillo student. POINT DUME MARINE SCIENCE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP KATHERINE ROWAN The PTA of Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School gives this scholarship to a student who attended their school. REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM STUDENT OF THE YEAR PHOTOGRAPHY-BRONZE MEDALIST

MAGGIE HARRINGTON

REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM STUDENT OF THE YEAR PROFESSIONAL ACTING-SILVER MEDALIST

TANNER PORTER

RETA AND REEVES TEMPLEMAN SCHOLARSHIP DANIEL PAIGE This scholarship is given to an aspiring writer in memory of Reta and Reeves Templeman, the founders of The Malibu Times. ROBERT AYERS III MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP SUSANNAH SHAW Given by Geralyn Kelly Williams and the Ayers family in memory of Robert who graduated from MHS in 2003. His patriotism and love of music was shown through his service in the army. Sgt. Ayers was killed during his second tour of duty in Baghdad while protecting his unit from attack in September 2007. He received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. ROB LEMOND AQUATIC SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP JESSICA SORCE Rob LeMond teaches ocean and pool swimming to the children of Malibu and is a strong supporter of water safety and water sports. He has taught thousands of children in Malibu how to swim. ROTARY CLUB OF MALIBU SCHOLARSHIPS PHILIP GABALES, KIMBERLY WATSON The Rotary Club of Malibu is a major service organization that supports education. These awards are presented to students who are good citizens and role models for others. ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD PROGRAM SANTA MONICA COLLEGE AAUW SM BAY AREA LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP

LAUREN HAAS TIFFANY VANDERLIP


SANTA MONICA-MALIBU ASSOC. OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS SCHOLARSHIP MADISON FELMAN The SMMASA is the local organization of school administrators and managers. In further support of education, they give this scholarship to recognize a senior who is dedicated to mentoring and teaching students. SANTA MONICA-MALIBU COUNCIL OF PTA SCHOLARSHIPS MADISON PERRIN, JALINA WALLACE The Santa Monica-Malibu Council of PTA is the combined organization of all the PTA/PTSA organizations in the school district. The Council provides this scholarship to foster academic achievement. SEAN MICHAEL MATTHEWS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE ANNOUNCED These scholarships are given by the Sean Michael Matthews Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of Sean Michael Matthews, second son of Michael Matthews and Kelley Didion, to students who reflect Sean’s qualities of humor, independence, optimism and a love for others. Sean would have been a member of the graduating class of 2011. SHANE ROBERT CASEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP NATALIE BARK This scholarship is awarded in loving memory of Shane Robert Casey who attended Malibu Park Junior High School. Shane danced to his own, sometimes unconventional tune, and approached his life and his art with a passionate, generous and loving style. Shane touched the lives of many people with his amazing spirit and artistic talent. STEVENSON FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP MAKENZIE KIZIS This scholarship is given by the Stevenson Family Foundation to provide living expense assistance to students from moderate-income families that demonstrate academic achievement and a strong work ethic. WEBSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA SCHOLARSHIP CARLEIGH MADDEN Webster’s PTA supports the students and faculty of the school in various activities and continues its support of students through this scholarship to one of their former students.


CLASS OF 2012 – COLLEGE ADMISSION & MATRICULATION *Colleges in bold are where one or more of our Seniors will enroll at. The American University of Paris Arizona State University The University of Arizona Art Center College of Design Azusa Pacific University Bard College Barnard College Berklee College of Music Biola University Boston College Boston University Brandeis University Brooks Institute of Photography Brown University Butler University Cabrillo College University of California at Berkeley University of California at Davis University of California at Irvine University of California at Los Angeles University of California at Merced University of California at Riverside University of California at San Diego University of California at Santa Barbara University of California at Santa Cruz California College of the Arts California Lutheran University California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona Cal State University, Channel Islands California State University, Chico California State University, Dominguez Hills California State University, East Bay California State University, Long Beach California State University, Los Angeles Cal State University, Monterey Bay California State University, Northridge Case Western Reserve University Chapman University University of Chicago Univ of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Cleveland Institute of Music College of Charleston University of Colorado at Boulder Colorado State University Columbia College Chicago Columbia College Hollywood Concordia University-Montreal DePaul University DigiPen Institute of Technology Dominican University of California Drexel University Eckerd College Elmira College Emerson College Emmanuel College Endicott College Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Fashion Institute of Technology Fordham University Franklin College Switzerland The George Washington University Glendale Community College The Hartt School, University of Hartford Harvard University Harvey Mudd College University of Hawaii at Manoa Hofstra University Humboldt State University Indiana University at Bloomington Ithaca College The Juilliard School University of Kansas Lewis & Clark College London College of Communication Long Beach City College Loyola Marymount University Macalester College Manhattanville College Marymount College University of Massachusetts, Amherst McGill University


University of Miami Miami University, Oxford University of Michigan Mills College University of Mississippi The University of Montana, Missoula Montana State University, Bozeman Moorpark College Mount Holyoke College University of Nevada, Reno New Englad Conservatory of Music New Mexico State University New York University Northeastern University Northern Arizona University Northwestern University Oberlin Conservatory of Music Occidental College Oregon State University University of Oregon Pacific University Parsons The New School for Design Pasadena City College Pepperdine University Pierce College University of Portland Pratt Institute Principia College University of Puget Sound University of Redlands Ringling College of Art and Design Riverside Community College University of Rochester Royal Academy of Music Royal College of Music Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Saint Mary’s College of California

San Diego State University University of San Diego San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco State University University of San Francisco San Jose State University Santa Barbara City College Santa Clara University Santa Monica College Savannah College of Art and Design School of the Art Institute of Chicago Seattle University Skidmore College Sonoma State University University of Southern California Southern Methodist University Suffolk University University of Sydney Syracuse University Temple University Texas Christian University The University of Texas, Austin University of Toronto Tufts University Tulane University United States Naval Academy Valparaiso University Ventura College Wagner College Washington State University Washington University in St. Louis University of Washington Wesleyan University Westmont College Willamette University University of Wisconsin, Madison


OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! BY DR. SEUSS Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go. You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care. About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there." With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you're too smart to go down any not-sogood street.

Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don't. Because, sometimes, you won't. I'm sorry to say so but, sadly, it's true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you. You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly perch. And your gang will fly on. You'll be left in a Lurch. You'll come down from the Lurch with an unpleasant bump. And the chances are, then, that you'll be in a Slump.

And you may not find any you'll want to go down. In that case, of course, you'll head straight out of town.

And when you're in a Slump, you're not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.

It's opener there in the wide open air.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win?

Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you. And then things start to happen, don't worry. Don't stew. Just go right along. You'll start happening too.

You'll be on your way up! You'll be seeing great sights! You'll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.

And IF you go in, should you turn left or right... or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? Or go around back and sneak in from behind? Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed. You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.

You can get so confused that you'll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a breaknecking pace

OH! THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!


and grind on for miles cross weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place. The Waiting Place... ...for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or the waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting. Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for the wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance. Everyone is just waiting. NO! That's not for you! Somehow you'll escape all that waiting and staying. You'll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing. With banner flip-flapping, once more you'll ride high! Ready for anything under the sky. Ready because you're that kind of a guy! Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all. Fame! You'll be as famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV. Except when they don't Because, sometimes they won't. I'm afraid that some times you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you.

All Alone! Whether you like it or not, Alone will be something you'll be quite a lot. And when you're alone, there's a very good chance you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won't want to go on. But on you will go though the weather be foul. On you will go though your enemies prowl. On you will go though the Hakken-Kraks howl. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. On and on you will hike, And I know you'll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are. You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! So... be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea, you're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!


ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY LEADERSHIP DRAKE BAGLIETTO AND MADELINE ROTMAN SAMUEL HAFT PATRICK FONTENETTE

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AH YOUNG CHI DR. JULIETTE BOEWE CARLA BOWMAN-SMITH SIUGEN CONSTANZA BRIAN CORRIGAN KATIE DAHM ANNA DESHAUTELLE JENNIFER GONZALEZ DR. MARK O. KELLY ADAM PANISH YALILE PIEPER SARAH RYAN LUKE SFERRA LISA SZILAGYI

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