By Bob Wynkoop
In addition to promoting excellence and outstanding achievement, one of the first ventures of the Green & Gold Hall of Fame was to provide more opportunities for Holtville High School students, both while on campus and afterward during their continued education. It’s still on-going and in the case of after graduation we offer financial aid in the form of several annual scholarships, five for graduating seniors: The Jan Anderson Scholarship for students entering the field of sports or recreation, the Green & Gold Scholarship for students pursuing a career in education, the Harold Burnworth Scholarship for students seeking a vocational career, the Lendal Macon Scholarship for students interested in a musical career, and the Simon Silva Scholarship for students entering the field of art. Each is for 500 dollars and requires that the student meet specific criteria relevant to the particular scholarship. The Hall of Fame offers a sixth scholarship or stipend of 500 dollars to a continuing student already in college and in need of financial support. This is yet to be awarded and the deadline has been set back to June 19th. However, the following seniors are already winners of this year’s Green & Gold scholarships:
Daniella Lozano (the Anderson Scholarship – entering the field of Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science)
Emmanuel Lucero (the Burnworth Scholarship – majoring in electrical engineering and going to Colorado University)
Aslynn Rubin (the Green & Gold Scholarship – majoring as a speech therapist within the educational system)
Olivia Silva (the Green & Gold Scholarship – seeking a career in elementary education)
We proudly congratulate these outstanding students and look forward to following their careers in the fields they have chosen.
In addition, the Green & Gold Hall of Fame annually recognizes a high school teacher for their outstanding work above and beyond their expected duties. This year that award goes to art teacher, Alfredo Guzman. Besides receiving the recognition for his excellent work in school, the Green & Gold Hall of Fame will present him with a 500 dollar stipend as a way of saying thank you for your excellent contribution to Holtville High School’s students. All-in-all, the Green & Gold is prepared to award 3,500 dollars in scholarships and stipends every year, provide sports camps during each summer, purchase championship rings for all of Holtville’s CIF Championship teams, and host both the Hall of Fame Banquet and Golf Tournament. The last two functions of course are major fund raisers that allow the Green & Gold Hall of Fame committee to do all the other outstanding projects, including the scholarships announced above.