CTA’s Board of Directors has awarded scholarships to 35 dependent children of CTA members, five CTA members, and three Student CTA members under the CTA Scholarship Program.
Michael Diaz, son of Teachers Association of Long Beach member Tony P. Diaz, won the Ralph J. Flynn Memorial Scholarship for the highest-scoring applicant ($5,000). John Beck, son of Morongo Teachers Association member Eric Beck, won the D.A. Weber Scholarship for a student attending continuation high school ($5,000).
Recipients of the 2009 CTA Scholarship for Dependent Children ($5,000) are: Raeye Daniel, daughter of Yewieneshet Zewde, Compton Education Association; Kristine Delgado, daughter of Irene Delgado, San Diego Education Association; Claire Dodson, daughter of Mary P. Dodson, Nevada Union High School Teachers Association; Kristin Haitz, daughter of Robbin R. Haitz, San Juan Teachers Association; Amber McBenttez, daughter of Kathleen McBenttez, Anaheim Elementary Education Association; Abby Mulvihill, daughter of James P. Mulvihill, Ukiah Teachers Association; Laura Pena, daughter of Minerva Pena, Association of Placentia-Linda Educators; Anna Polley, daughter of Marcy Polley, Richland Teachers Association; Dominic Rios, son of Georgia C. Rios, Central Unified Teachers Association; Marie Sanguinetti, daughter of Michele A. Sanguinetti, Scotts Valley Education Association; and Daniel Markham, son of Tracy A. Markham, Fallbrook High School Teachers Association.
Also, Elena Light and Katherine Light, daughters of Angela Light, Pleasant Valley SD Education Association; Anna Scudder, daughter of Ronald Scudder, Durham Unified Teachers Association; Erin Searfus, daughter of Michael J. Searfus, Mt. Diablo Education Association; Christina Simpson, daughter of Lisa M. Simpson, Sequoia District Teachers Association; Kathryn Updyke, daughter of Allen L. Updyke, Palmdale Elementary Teachers Association; Maggie Maratsos, daughter of G. Putnam Cook III, Fallbrook Elementary Teachers Association; Logan Schreiner, son of Paul J. Schreiner, Lodi Education Association; Marley Schroepfer, daughter of Mary Schroepfer, Fillmore Unified Teachers Association; Haley Schorr, daughter of Andrew J. Schorr, Evergreen Teachers Association; and Lindsay Clayton, daughter of Nadia Clayton, Valley Center-Pauma Teachers Association.
Also, Cathleen Cardoza, daughter of Michael J. Cardoza, Empire Teachers Association; Douglas Bell, son of Stephen Bell, United Educators of San Francisco; Kevin O’Reilly, son of Susan O’Reilly, San Ramon Valley Education Association; Joel Ontiveros, son of Carole Ontiveros, Snowline Teachers Association; Baylee Martz, daughter of Brad Martz, Muroc Education Association; Andrea Nelson, daughter of Tom Nelson, Modesto Teachers Association; Danielle Strother, daughter of Catherine Frances Strother, Charter Oak Educators Association; Jessie Saunders, daughter of James Saunders, Alameda Education Association; Iris Yellum, daughter of Don Yellum, East Side Teachers Association; Ellen Nulph, daughter of Denise Nulph, Turlock Teachers Association; and Laurel Mattos, daughter of Anita Y. Mattos, Saddleback Valley Education Association.
The recipients of the 2009 CTA Scholarship for Members ($3,000) are: Michelle Allison-Kafka, Columbia Union Teachers Association; Emily Dixon, San Diego Education Association; Natasha Lowrie, Washington Teachers Association; Cynthia Murphy, UTLA; and Lisa Rasler, Oakland Education Association.
The recipients of the 2009 L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarship for Student CTA ($3,000) are: Brandi Lennertz, California State University, Long Beach; Morgan Livingston, Los Medanos Community College; and Melissa Mayes, San Jose State University.