Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 15, 2021

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EDUCATION AND YOUTH8 Mountain Views-News Saturday, May 15, 2021 EDUCATION AND YOUTH8 Mountain Views-News Saturday, May 15, 2021 

Eight graduating seniors from Pasadena Unified School District

 The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association has selected eight high school seniors as the 2021 

Rose Scholars. 
Ritaj Abdulla Pasadena High School 
Simone Kuo John Marshall Fundamental High School 
Cole Brown John Marshall Fundamental High School 
Oscar Damian Larios Pasadena High School 
Madeleine Chen John Marshall Fundamental High School 
Tia Reed John Muir High School 
Noah Griffin John Muir High School 
Florence Winslow Rose City High School 

Back row; Citizens Business Bank President Brian T. Mauntel, Tournament of Roses President 
Bob Miller, Citizens Business Bank Senior Vice President, Sales Support Group Manager La-
Von Short, PUSD Superintendent Brian McDonald, Citizens Business Bank Chief Executive 
Officer David A. Brager. From left to right; Oscar Damian Larios, Cole Brown, Florence Winslow, 
Simone Kuo, Ritaj Abdulla, Tia Reed and Noah Griffin. Not pictured, Madeleine Chen.

Rose Scholars, presented by Citizens Business Bank, is a program designed to help students in our 
community thrive and to foster their potential. The program has awarded $20,000 in scholar-ships to 
eight graduating seniors from the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD).

 “Citizens Business Bank and The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association have enjoyed a longstanding 
relationship, and we were honored to support and launch the 2021 Class of Rose Scholars. 
Education and opportunity are fundamental to the future of the communities that we serve, and we 
wish all the PUSD students who applied or were selected well in their future en-deavors,” said David 

A. Brager, Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Business Bank. 
As part of the application process, students were invited to submit a creative piece that reflected their 
future dreams, goals and aspirations. A one-page reflection describing their thoughts and feelings 
about the piece was also required, as well as still images of their work and a video re-cording describing 
their inspiration. 

Instead of a minimum GPA requirement, applicants were asked to obtain a recommendation from a 
teacher, coach, counselor or community member.

 “Congratulations to the 2021 Class of Rose Scholars! We appreciate the support that PUSD stu-dents 
receive from partners like Citizens Business Bank,” said PUSD Superintendent Brian McDonald. “As 
a former banker, I know firsthand the impact businesses have in the community when they support 
students. We’re also grateful for the continued relationship with our commu-nity partner, the Tournament 
of Roses. Their steadfast commitment to Pasadena, its people, and youth is a shining example 
of what we can do when we come together.”

 Applications were reviewed and scored based on the structure of their art, the organization and language 
of their written reflection, and the recommendation from an educator, coach or com-munity 
member. The review committee was comprised of Tournament of Roses members, staff and PUSD 

 “Working closely with PUSD teachers and administration, the goal was to make the scholarship as 
attainable as possible for all students, “said Dr. Bob Miller, President of the Pasadena Tour-nament 
of Roses Association. “The scholarship program included all PUSD high schools, inclu-sive of the 
district’s non-traditional high schools, and supports students that have overcome ad-versity and pave 
a way for their future.”

 The Association and the Tournament of Roses Foundation are focused on positively impacting the 
Pasadena community with charitable giving, volunteerism, and community involvement. 
As part of this work, the Association has partnered with Citizens Business Bank to launch Rose 
Scholars and other signature community programs. 


Alverno Heights Academy High Point Academy 

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara Pasadena, Ca. 91107 
E-mail address: Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 

Arcadia Christian School 
1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006 La Salle College Preparatory 
Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade 

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website: 
Email: Principal Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian 
Principal: Cindy Harmon Monrovia High School 
website: 325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson 
Arcadia High School 


180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee Odyssey Charter School 725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill 
Arroyo Pacific Academy 


41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke Pasadena High School 
E-mail address: 2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca.
(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandez 
Barnhart School 


240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007 

(626) 446-5588 St. Rita Catholic School 
Head of School: Tonya Beilstein 322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
Kindergarten - 8th grade Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114 

Bethany Christian School93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Sierra Madre Elementary School 

(626) 355-3527 141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
Preschool-TK-8th Grade (626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUIS 
Principal: Dr. William Walner E-mail address: 
website: www. 
Sierra Madre Middle School 
Clairbourn School 160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
8400 Huntington Drive (626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom 
San Gabriel, CA 91775 E-mail address: 
Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 

Walden School 

FAX: 626-286-1528 

74 S San Gabriel Blvd 


Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166Holy Family Catholic School 
1301 Rollin Street South Pasadena Ca 91030 

Weizmann Day School 

(626) 799-4354 • 

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Transitional Kindergarten - 8th Grade 

(626) 797-0204

Principal: Mrs. Darcie Girmus 

Lisa Feldman: Head of School 

Website: Wilson Middle School 
Facebook & Instagram @HFSKnights 300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln 
Foothill Oaks Academy 

E-mail address: 

822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809 Pasadena Unified School District 
Principal: Nancy Lopez 351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109 (626) 396-3600 Website: 
Arcadia Unified School District 
Frostig School 234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007 
971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 821-8300 Website: 
(626) 791-1255 

Monrovia Unified School District 

Head of School: Jenny Janetzke 

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016


(626) 471-2000 
The Gooden School Website: 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

Duarte Unified School District 

(626) 355-2410 

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010

Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner 




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