The Magnolia Park Optimist Club honored students at its April 15 meeting who were able to overcome many obstacles to achieve their goals.
Optimists Evie Magnante and Sue Kyle did an outstanding job of selecting the students who won "Meet the Challenge" scholarships. "If it is to be, it is up to me!" was their motto. Each student received a $500 scholarship.
The winners are: Angelina Badalian from Burroughs High School, who was introduced by Jeanne Chambers from the Burroughs Career Center; Chynna Monforte from Monterey High School, who received the award from her counselor Joe Peterson; and Marissa Bribiesca of Burbank High School, who was introduced by Sue Kyle (her counselor was unable to attend).
The Basketball Scholarship winner was Alex Tipton of Burroughs High School, who received the award from Jim Lloyd; and the Golf Scholarship winner was Emily Tubert also from Burroughs High School, who was introduced by coach Mike Krose.
Luis Gomez, a "Meet the Challenge" Scholar for 2009, was a guest speaker. He attends Santa Monica City College. The Magnolia Park Optimist Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at the Burbank Elks Club, 2232 Hollywood Way, Burbank. For more information contact Terry Scott at (818) 842-7950 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayors' Cup Golf Tourney celebratedThe Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis held their annual Mayors' Cup golf tournament on April 30, which was a beautiful sunny day. Among the former mayors attending were Mary Lou Howard, Vincent Stefano Jr., Michael Hastings and Gary Bric. A very successful event, indeed. The winners of Flight A were: Darrell Taylor, Al Olivas, Charlie Baker and Brad Lander of Team NBC Universal; and Flight B: Mike Feix, Allen Martens, Ross Martinez and Terry Scott of Team Feix.
Flight B winners won in a card-off over Team Burbank who had an identical score of 58 Net; Team Burbank was comprised of Mayor Gary Bric, City Manager Mike Flad, airport commissioner Don Brown and Deputy City Manager Justin Hess. The High School Champions are Emily Tubert and Chris Kescbasian of Burroughs High School and Jin Park and Daniel Chang of Burbank High School.
The Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the DeBell Club House. For more information, contact Donna Anderson at (818) 238-5880 or at email@example.com.
2010 Outstanding Educator AwardsThe Burbank Noon Kiwanis Club annually honors one outstanding educator from each school in the Burbank Unified School District. The educator's recognition consists of a certificate and a gift card to be used to purchase educational materials. They also received Certificates of Appreciation from Rep. Adam Schiff, State Sen. Carol Liu and county Supervisor Mike Antonovich.
These year's honorees were: Karyn Lombardo, Bret Harte Elementary; Sarah Sorowice, Edison Elementary; Lisa Carr, Emerson Elementary School; Brian Smith, Jefferson Elementary; Amy Wayne, Joaquin Miller Elementary; Roseann Webb, McKinley Elementary; Kirsten Jackson, Providencia Elementary; Irene Boelke, Roosevelt Elementary School; Karin Anderson, Stevenson Elementary; Evelyn Stafford, Walt Disney Elementary; Susan Smith, Washington Elementary; Cassie Lawhead, John Muir Middle School; Heather Good, Jordan Middle School; Debbie Farmer, Luther Burbank Middle School; Bill Gallimore, Burbank High School; Mike Krose, John Burroughs High; Todd Doty, Monterey High School; and Joy Friedkin, Burbank Adult Education.
School board member Debbie Kukta introduced this year's retiring educators: Pat Balley, Kathie Romeo, Bill Arthur, Yvonne Rowerdink, Phil Gieselman, Nick Wilhelm, Betty Ryan, Carol Fragale, John Masters, Carolyn Grogan, Judy Doss, Evan Thompson, Marilyn Ward-Lassiter, Fran Zimmermanm, Anne Snell, Mike Krose, Fred Perry, Tim Brehm, Sjaan Buck and Chris Higgins.
The Kiwanis Club of Burbank meets at noon every Wednesday at the YMCA, 321 E. Magnolia Blvd. For more information, contact Harvey Branman at (818) 954-9294 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times