Oneonta Scholarship Banquet | Teachers and Students Honored May 13

Oneonta Club to Award three $10,000 scholarships May 13 to deserving South Pasadena High seniors

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | News | Gray Hall at Oneonta Congregational Church in South Pasadena

Three $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to South Pasadena High graduating seniors May 13 during the Oneonta Club’s monthly meeting at the War Memorial Building in South Pasadena.

Successful applicants were selected from the 2019 South Pasadena High School’s graduating class. Funds were raised through the Oneonta Club Foundation.

The Oneonta Club Foundation has provided scholarships for college bound students since 1975, when Phillip V Swan established the Foundation.

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PHOTO: Bill Glazier | News | Oneonta Club Foundation President William Cullinane presents Swan Scholarship plaque to Bethany Chen, one of the winners last year 

Awardees have studied at prestigious universities throughout the United States. Last year’s winners – Kate Ba, Bethany Chen and Natalie Terhune – are currently enrolled at UC Berkeley, USC and UC Irvine, respectively.

In addition to the student awardees, one elementary and one secondary South Pasadena Unified School District teacher will be recognized by the Foundation.

The Oneonta Club of South Pasadena, founded in 1923, is an organization of community leaders who meet monthly for dinner and programs of general interest.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | New | The three scholarship winners from last year, bottom row, from left, Kate Ba, Natalie Terhune and Bethany Chen, are joined by back row, from left, South Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Geoff Yantz, Oneonta Club Teacher of the Year Liza Robinson from Marengo Elementary School, Marengo Elementary School Principal Patricia Cheadle, Oneonta Club Foundation President William Cullinane, South Pasadena High Principal Janet Anderson, and Oneonta Teacher of the Year Oliver Valcorza from South Pasadena High School.

Over the years, the Foundation has awarded well over $1 million to South Pasadena students and teachers.

Foundation President Bill Cullinane said that tax-deductible contributions from the public are welcome and greatly appreciated. Donations should be mailed to: The Oneonta Club Foundation, 1613Chelsea Road #134, San Marino CA 91108.

The public is most cordially invited to attend the Oneonta Club Foundation Scholarship Dinner on Monday, May 13, at the South Pasadena War Memorial, 435 Fair Oaks. A wine social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner.

This month’s keynote speaker is Caltech Senior Faculty Associate in Biology Dr. Alice Huang. Dr. Huang previously taught Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School, later to become Dean of Faculty of Science at NYU before joining the faculty at Caltech.

The award-winning South Pasadena High School Jazz Band, under the direction of band director Mr. Howard Crawford, will provide musical entertainment.

Tickets for the evening are $40. For information, please contact Hubert Ho (323) 797-5296.