Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The students who received the scholarships are Margaret Hall, Thor Ronemus, Brayan Pena, Nick Roper, Tara Covell, Annika Marthalar, Ahtziri Mora Mendoza, Lupita Castaneda, Anna Harrington and Cameryn Tatham.
The 5Cities Homeless Coalition, San Luis Obispo Womenade and Transitions-Mental Health Association each received a $1,000 award from The Mortgage House Community Fund to continue their work supporting residents of San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties with affordable housing opportunities and/or educational support related to housing.
Sandy Richardson, president of SLO Womenade, stated that “every penny will help someone in need with rent, utilities or living space repair.” Jill Bolster-White, executive director of Transitions-Mental Health Association, said the funds “will be used for assisting with rent as transition youth move into independent housing.” And Janna Nichols, executive director of 5Cities Homeless Coalition, notes that they work with the Lucia Mar Unified School District Families in Transition and will “support homeless youth in their education and movement into stable housing.”
San Luis Obispo
August Heza of San Luis Obispo was named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, during the spring semester of the 2016-17 academic year. A student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition.
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Richard Paul of San Luis Obispo was named to the dean’s list at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, for the spring semester of 2017. To be eligible for the list, students must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.