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Scholarship Fundraiser: Fun and Fabulous Fiesta!

 

Over a hundred people attended this year’s scholarship fundraiser, making it one of our most successful ever. Both scholarship winners, Jayden Raye Lapin-Tatman and Makena Crawford, were busy with graduation events that day but we managed to get a few words from Jayden before darkness settled in. Prior to Jack Saunderson’s Mexican Fiesta Dinner, participants enjoyed a special tour of the newly reopened Visitor Center at Doheny State Beach.fiesta3crowd

The Board of Directors wishes to express our thanks to the DPHS members and their guests who made the June Scholarship Fiesta Dinner such a success.  Our special thanks go to Ed Neely, President of the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association, for the tours of the Visitor Center.  It was good to be back at Doheny State Beach and we appreciate the help provided by Denise Estrada, Doheny State Beach Special Events Coordinator, and Jim Miller. Jack Saunderson and his El Patio Café crew prepared and served the delicious Fiesta Dinner once again to raise funds for the scholarships in memory of his mother, Lucy, and author Doris Walker.   In addition to Jayden, we enjoyed hearing from speakers Jack Saunderson, Brent Walker and author Jill Amadio. We are grateful to Regina Barnes, Scholarship Chair, and her committee for providing an enjoyable evening while raising funds for two deserving recipients.

Jayden

Jayden Raye Lapin-Tatman of Dana Hills High School received the $1000 Doris I. Walker Scholarship.

Makena

Makena Crawford of San Juan Hills High School received the $1000 Lucy Chavarrias-Saunderson Scholarship.