May 16, 2003
The Broad Foundation announced 14 local high school seniors are recipients of scholarships worth a total of $125,000. Each student was selected for remarkable improvement in academic achievement.
The scholarships are the result of Broad’s selection of the Long Beach Unified School District as one of the top five large urban school districts in the nation.
Scholarship winners are Jordan’s Virhel Barrera, Saul Melgarejo, Alba Menjivar, Lisette Sepulveda and Tristan Stewart; Cabrillo’s Adisa Anderson; Lakewood’s Monica Bordenave, Yolanda Caballero and Laura Operchuck; Millikan’s Cynthia Durand and Rebeca Trinidad; and Wilson’s Anner Alvarado, Ashlye Perez and Harmanjot Singh.
“These students’ successes are terrific examples of what strong school systems can accomplish with educational innovation, resourcefulness and dedication,” said Eli Broad, founder of The Broad Foundation and The Broad Prize. “It is critical that we not only recognize the success of the school district, but that students reap the rewards of their hard work and commitment.”