On the Brightside

Thirteen Local High School Seniors Receive Scholarships from Lincoln Center

With a record number of scholarships given in one single year, the 2018-19 high school seniors of San Joaquin County made it extremely difficult to make a decision. We were honored to meet our recipients during our luncheon at Squeeze Burger at the end of March. From  various high schools all over San Joaquin County, we’re confident these extremely well-rounded teens are sure to be successful wherever their college choices lead them, whether that be Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Princeton University, Stanford University or Cal State Monterey Bay to name a few. Their academic spirit and drive is truly inspiring. The 2018-19 recipients are: (pictured left to right, top row to bottom) Chantz Granlees, Lodi High School; Mason Merin, Saint Mary’s High School; Nevan Bell, Lodi High School; Giovanni De Polo, Benjamin Holt College Preparatory; Mason Cooper, Lincoln High School; Tara Valone, Marketing Director at Lincoln Center; Katie Drebert, Community Relations and Events Director at Lincoln Center; Kelly Blanchard, Office Manager at Sims-Grupe Management; Jasmine Owens, Lodi High School; Andrew Villalobos, Edison High School; Wei Huon Chen, McNair High School; Becky Loiacono, Controller at Sims-Grupe Management; Wendy Johnson, Community Advocate; Katlyn Johnson, Marketing Associate at Lincoln Center; Kendall Herington, Millennium Charter School; Megan Mathews, Saint Mary’s High School; Isabella Podesto, Saint Mary’s High School; Riley Richmond, Saint Mary’s High School; Hailey Ortega, Cesar Chavez High School.

The Lincoln Center Scholarship Program was created to promote and support the educational growth of students in San Joaquin County. In its 6th year, the scholarships are funded through proceeds generated at the Lincoln Center Classic Car Show held each August. As we bid farewell to the car show, the Lincoln Center Scholarships will still be funded through Lincoln Properties, Ltd. This year more than $6,000 in scholarship money was awarded. High school seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher attending school in San Joaquin County are eligible to apply. The 2019-20 Lincoln Center Scholarship Program applications will be available later this year.

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