Hard working Sweetwater District students in the Class of 2001 have earned over $13 million in scholarships for their postsecondary educational pursuits.
In addition to university, corporate and private foundation awards, three scholarshipscoordinated by the Sweetwater District pay tribute to the memories of education advocates Judge Lowell Howe, John Anthony O'Malley and David Carleton Hagen and honor seniors for their outstanding academics and vocational abilities.
Capturing $3,000 Judge Lowell Howe Memorial Scholarships are Sweetwater seniors: Michael Sheng-Wei Li, Bonita Vista High; Rosalba Rangel, Castle Park High; Kelly Smith, Chula Vista High; Anais Lim, Eastlake High; Nathan Aginiga, Hilltop High; Paloma Hill, Mar Vista High; Nanzi Muro, Montgomery High; Cristina Aldreti, Southwest High and Jessica Pizarro, Sweetwater High.
Judge Lowell Howe, a native of Chula Vista, actively contributed over 50 years to community service, and his wife, Louise, served 28 years as a district teacher.
A $1,000 John Anthony O'Malley Mathematics Scholarship was awarded to Jessica Pizarro at Sweetwater High. Ms. Pizarro plans to study Environmental Engineering/environmental Science at the University of California, San Diego. The O'Malley Scholarship goes to a deserving graduate who plans to pursue a mathematics-related career. Tim Mendoza, Hilltop High, was awarded the $500 David Carleton Hagen Vocational Scholarship based on an award-winning essay. The Hagen Scholarship honors a student in a vocational program who exhibits motivation, dedication and integrity.