LFIA awarded the annual LFIA Charlotte De Armond Leadership Scholarship to Juliana Paragas who will be attending UC Davis, where she plans to study molecular and medical biology. After she earns her degree, she wants to pursue her healthcare passion and become a registered nurse. During her high school years, she served as a volunteer at the Hollywood Medical Center’s Oncology Nursing Unit. As an officer in the school’s Red Cross Club, she was awarded the Youth Humanitarian Award in recognition of her work.
The $2,500 scholarship was named in honor of De Armond, a long-time community activist and LFIA board president/chairwoman.
Two LFIA runner-up scholarships went to Kevin Arellano Flores, who will be attending Tufts University to study public health, and Barbra Santos Ortega, who will be going to Cal State LA to study micro-economics. Each received $1,000.
The LFIA scholarships go to college-bound JMHS seniors with financial need who demonstrate a strong commitment to leadership and community service. In addition to the Charlotte De Armond Leadership Scholarship, LFIA also awarded its first annual Tom LaBonge Leadership Scholarship award: Tom LaBonge Scholarship
Congratulations to the 2021 LFIA Leadership Scholarship recipients!
Photo at top: John Marshall High School under construction, 1931