CLBC selects 25 high school, college students statewide for highly competitive ‘CLBC California Scholars’ program

June 28, 2013

‘Scholars’ receive a $2,500 financial assistance scholarship and a HP laptop computer.

SACRAMENTO – June 27, 2013 – The nine-member California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today named its CLBC California Scholars, Class of 2013, a 25-member group of deserving high school and college students striving to achieve their post-secondary educational goals.

The CLBC California Scholars selected this year for the highly competitive statewide post-secondary education advancement program will receive a $2,500 CLBC California Scholars Financial Assistance Scholarship and a Hewlett Packard laptop computer.

CLBC Chair and Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell said, “The CLBC California Scholars program is a cornerstone of our collective legislative efforts to have a major, sustained impact on the lives and education of our state’s young people.”

“From early childhood learning to college graduation, education is one of the two critical policy issues that we have made the focus of our CLBC Agenda 2020. The CLBC California Scholars program helps deserving college-bound high school students with the financial burdens of college, and helps college students overcome financial hurdles that may block their path to graduation in their major and commencement,” CLBC Chair Mitchell said.

“The CLBC California Scholars, Class of 2013 is impressive. These students are motivated to learn, grow, mature and attain the knowledge they know it will take to succeed as adults in a highly competitive working world. Our efforts are intended to help support their hard work in classroom and lecture halls at the schools where they have chosen to pursue their educational goals,” she added.

Each CLBC member selected two deserving college-bound high school students or college attendees from applicants representing their legislative districts. Seven additional students were selected from this year’s statewide list of CLBC California Scholars program applicants:

 

ASSEMBLYMEMBER HOLLY J. MITCHELL (D-54)

Candiss Hart (Los Angeles) – Graduate, Crenshaw High School. Admitted: UCLA.

Lawrence Vinson, III (Los Angeles) – Graduate, California Academy of Mathematics and Science. Admitted: Northwestern University

 

SENATOR RODERICK D. WRIGHT (D-35) 

Deon Goodrich (Los Angeles) – Graduate, Washington Prep High School – Admitted: UC Santa Cruz

Robin Green (Inglewood) – Graduate, Mira Costa High School – Admitted: St. Johns University

 

ASSEMBLYMEMBER STEVEN BRADFORD (D-62) 

Matthew Koger (Gardena) – Graduate, Opportunities for Learning Public Charter School, Hawthorne. Admitted: California State University, Sacramento

Alexis Hendon (Inglewood) – Graduate, North High School, Torrance. Admitted: Prairie View A&M University 

 

ASSEMBLYMEMBER ISADORE HALL (D-64) 

Summer McKeller (Lakewood) – Graduate, Lakewood High School – Admitted: Long Beach City College

Armani Taylor (Compton) – Attending: Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy

 

ASSEMBLYMEMBER JONES-SAWYER (D-59)

Brandon Giles (Los Angeles) – Graduate, Foshay Learning Center. Admitted: California State University, Long Beach

Christal Mims (Los Angeles) – Graduate, Alexander Hamilton High School. Admitted: UC Riverside

 

ASSEMBLYMEMBER WEBER (D-79) 

Taleah Tyrell (San Diego) – Graduate, San Diego Academy. Admitted: Pacific Union College

Ali Yusuf (San Diego) – Graduate, Crawford High School. Admitted: California State University, San Marcos

 

SENATOR PRICE (D-26) 

Anthony Stidum (Los Angeles) – Graduate, Ramon Cortines School of Visual & Performing Arts 

Nkechi Unaka (Los Angeles) – Attending: Los Angeles Southwest College

 

ASSEMBLYMEMBER BROWN (D-47)

Sion Habtemariam (San Bernardino) – Graduate, Citrus Valley High School. Admitted: UC Irvine 

Alexis Washington (Rialto) – Graduate, Summit High School – Admitted: California State University, Fullerton

 

ASSEMBLYMEMBER HOLDEN (D-41) 

Rachel McKnight (Pasadena) – Attending: Boston College 

Matthew Robison (Pasadena) – Graduate, Pasadena High School. Admitted: California State University, San Diego

 

DARNELL COOLEY SCHOLAR 2013

Kaylah Cooley (Northridge) – Attending: California State University, Northridge

 

STATEWIDE SCHIOLARS 2013

Isaiah Alvidrez (Sacramento) – Graduate, Sacramento High School. Admitted: California State University, Monterey

Bay Zachary Brooks (Sacramento) – Graduate, Christian Brothers High School. Admitted: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Cheyanne Harris (Sacramento) – Graduate, Pleasant Grove High School. Admitted: University of the Pacific 

Brittany Arnold (Fresno) – Attending: California State University, Fresno

Kevin Stephens (Oakland) – Graduate, Oakland High School. Admitted: UC Riverside.

Amber Cato (San Francisco) – Graduate, Gateway High School. Admitted: Marymount College 

Mariah Holden (Pasadena)  Graduate, Pasadena High School. Admitted. New York University