On the Town: Kiwanis Club helps students pursue educational goals

Parents, school administrators and counselors watched proudly as the Glendale Noon Kiwanis Club presented students with scholarships during a recent luncheon meeting.

Those students are John Bandek and Meetkumar Patel, both from Clark Magnet High School; Brooke Sasaki, Edelene Zamora and Kristine Necor, all from Holy Family High School; Zean Mojica and Edgar Delgadillo, both from Glendale High School; Jayleen Ramos and Vivica Rush, both from Hoover High School; and Raffi Terteryan and Kristin Dermenjian, both from Glendale Community College.

Bandek plans to attend Glendale Community College and transfer to USC, where he intends to study radiology.

Patel has been accepted to Cal State Fullerton and San Diego State University. He plans to major in computer science.

Sasaki plans to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa to study education and become a teacher.

Zamora plans to attend UC San Diego, where she expects to major in communications. She hopes to become a writer.

Necor plans to attend Mount St. Mary’s University and would like to follow a nursing career.

Mojica plans to attend UC Irvine to earn a nursing degree and hopes to eventually become a physician.

Delgadillo plans to attend the University of San Diego or UC Irvine, studying pre-medicine with a goal of entering the biomedical engineering field.

Ramos plans to attend Mount St. Mary’s University, pursuing a career in law enforcement with plans to work for the FBI.

Rush plans to attend UCLA, where she intends to study political science and African-American studies and hopes to become a civil rights lawyer.

Terteryan plans to attend UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business to pursue a career in business administration. He would like to attend USC Law School and specialize in entertainment law.

Dermenjian plans to attend UCLA, working toward a career in finance in the entertainment industry.

Co-chairs of the program were Larry Miller and Irma Villegas. All were congratulated by Patricia Larrigan, club president.

Club members who served as judging team leaders were Ann Louise Escarrega, Monica Sierra, Mark MacCarley, Kim Guard and Shant Sahakian.

Fundraiser features fashions from the 1950s

The USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital Women’s Council will revisit the clothing styles of the 1950s during its Vintage Tea and Fashion Show beginning at noon on June 15 in the hospital’s council rooms.

Funds raised will benefit the six-room neonatal intensive care unit scheduled to open in September.

Montrose resident Patricia Gilmore, an activity therapist at the hospital, is coordinating the event. Gilmore discovered where to order teas from different countries on

She researched the Internet for information about the time period. She has scoured local estate sales, garage sales and thrift shops to secure table settings and clothing that represented the 1950s, a time when tea parties were popular, she said.

Gilmore has found teapots, cups, saucers and cream and sugar sets. Guests can anticipate high-tea fare such as finger sandwiches and scones, said Ruth McNevin, publicity chair for the Women’s Council.

Ten models will be showing pencil dresses, prom dresses with bouffant skirts, halter-top dresses, capris and nautical high-waist pants.

Completing the outfits will be purses, gloves and hats. Gilmore wrote the script for commentator Shawn Fitzpatrick, who will be dressed for the theme.

Assistant Elsa Spencer will be applying accessories on the runway to show how styles can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. The models will include one Women’s Council member, several from the hospital, and the rest will be community volunteers.

The cost is $30. Reservations are due by Monday and can be made by calling (818) 952-2226 or sending an email to

Since 1973, the Women’s Council has raised more than $3 million to benefit the hospital.

JOYCE RUDOLPH can be reached at