PUSD Superintendent Congratulates Rose Scholars

(Photo courtesy PUSD) - In celebration of the eight PUSD high school seniors being selected as Rose Scholars, pictured are Cecilia Grane (front, from left) of Marshall Fundamental Secondary School with Kennedy Hackett, Oswald Guerra and Gabriela Castillo of John Muir High School. Second row: Pasadena Unified School District Chief Academic Officer Elizabeth Blanco, Nagma Shakur-Frank of Pasadena High School, Matthew Fowler of John Muir High School, Sergio Gonzalez of Rose City High School, Citizens Business Bank Senior Vice President, Director of Treasury Management and Marketing LaVon Short. Back: Pasadena Tournament of Roses President Amy Wainscott, Citizens Business Bank President/CEO David Brager and Celeste Edell.

First published in the April 21 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

By Brian McDonald
Special to The Outlook

Dear PUSD Community, I hope you had time to relax over spring break since we have so much to do during these last few weeks of school.
I know this can be a stressful time for many families who are trying to make decisions about college and make plans for the future. I want you to know that our teachers, counselors and staff are here to support and guide you. I am grateful for their expertise as they “prepare students for the future by inspiring the joy of learning in every child every day!” I am also so thankful for what our students have already accomplished this year.

Congratulations to eight outstanding PUSD high school seniors who have been selected as 2022 ROSE Scholars by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association.
This year, the program awarded $20,000 in scholarships to eight students who submitted a creative piece that reflected their future dreams, goals, and aspirations.
Instead of a minimum GPA requirement, applicants were also asked to obtain a recommendation from a teacher, coach, counselor or community member. Their hard work and dedication have paid off — all have been accepted to various excellent universities around the country. We couldn’t be more #PUSDproud of these kids!

McDonald is the PUSD superintendent.