CTA’s Board of Directors has awarded scholarships to 35 dependent children of CTA members, three Student CTA members, and five CTA members under the CTA Scholarship Program.
Erika Kreeger, dependent of Pacific Grove Teachers Association member Kathleen Carol Kreeger, won the Ralph J. Flynn Memorial Scholarship for the highest-scoring applicant ($5,000).
Recipients of the 2011 CTA Scholarship for Dependent Children ($5,000) are: Nicole Isbell, dependent of Sandra Jean Isbell, San Ramon Valley Education Association; Korbin Johnstone, dependent of Kelly Johnstone, Tulare City Teachers Association; Tiana McFarland, dependent of Stephanie McFarland, Teachers Association of Paradise; Molly McDonell, dependent of Jerilyn Keyak, United Educators of San Francisco; Maura Chen, dependent of Shawn Chen, Manhattan Beach Unified Teachers Association; Johannah Fernandes, dependent of Albano and Maureen Fernandes, Hemet Teachers Association; Tierra Schroeder, dependent of Thomas Schroeder, Associated Teachers of Placer; Ian Stubbs, dependent of Richard Stubbs, Temecula Valley Educators Association; Katherine Congleton, dependent of Anne Congleton, Monterey Bay Teachers Association; Elizabeth Cooper, dependent of Christopher Cooper, Vacaville Teachers Association; and Andrew Brinker, dependent of Tobin Brinker, Rialto Education Association.
Also, Margaret Maratsos, dependent of G. Putnam Cook III, Fallbrook Elementary Teachers Association; Melissa Keller, dependent of Cheryl Keller, San Ramon Valley Education Association; Ashley Wybenga, dependent of Katherine Wybenga, Hemet Teachers Association; Camille Borges, dependent of Esther Borges, Capistrano Unified Education Association; Steven Huff, dependent of Rodney Huff, Stockton Teachers Association; Natassija Jordan, dependent of Tarsha Jordan, Emery Teachers Association; Deidre Kennedy, dependent of Kathryn Kennedy, Teachers Association of Paradise; Radost Ivanova, dependent of Jasmina Ivanova, Coachella Valley Teachers Association; Michael Lance, dependent of Colleen Lance, United Teachers Los Angeles/NEA; Claire Ramaley, dependent of Lee Ramaley, Elk Grove Education Association; and Michael Diaz, dependent of Tony Diaz, Teachers Association of Long Beach.
Also, Austin Hagwood, dependent of Susan Frediani, Plumas County Teachers Association; Melissa Immel, dependent of Nicole Dubois and Scott Immel, Dixon Teachers Association; Jillian Risigari-Gai, dependent of Marie Ibsen, Alhambra Teachers Association; Hannah Maryanski, dependent of Peggy Maryanski, Ventura Unified Education Association; Amy Wolford, dependent of Richard Wolford, Shasta Secondary Education Association; Megan Buck, dependent of Susan Duquesnel, Garden Grove Education Association; Noah Connally, dependent of Janis Connally, Santa Barbara Teachers Association; Allan Isbell, dependent of Sandra Jean Isbell, San Ramon Valley Education Association; Trisha Morrissey, dependent of David Morrissey, Panama Buena Vista Teachers Association; Alexander Newton, dependent of Susan Newton, Monterey County Office of Education Teachers Association; Steven Pham, dependent of Minh Pham, Twin Rivers United Educators; and Theodora Turner, dependent of Ronald Turner II, Association of Colton Educators.
The recipients of the 2011 L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarship for Student CTA ($3,000) are: Areli Dohner-Chavez, CSU Stanislaus; Hannah Sener, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo; and Courtney Woods- Ziani, San Diego State University.
The recipients of the 2011 CTA Scholarship for Members ($3,000) are: Maryel Ambat, Franklin McKinley Education Association; Diane Pendrick, Torrance Teachers Association; Richard Snyder, Associated Pomona Teachers; Jacqueline Valadez, El Centro Secondary Teachers Association; and Juyoung Yang, Glendale Teachers Association.