Frontier Logistics Services awards $18,500 in scholarships to high school grads
For a seventh consecutive year, Compton’s college-bound and career tech-bound graduates received certificates of achievement and checks ranging from $500 to $1,500 during the Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting in the board room, 501 S. Santa Fe Ave.
This year’s scholarship recipients include Centennial graduates Alejandro Medina ($1,500), Jacquesha Scott ($1,500), Lucia Garcia ($1,500), Liliana Gutierrez ($1,000), Shawna Harris ($1,000), Ashante Moore ($500), Nykia Singletary ($500), Arely Aguirre ($500) and Terri Wright ($500).
Compton High’s scholarship recipients are: Damaris Perez ($1,500), Robert Chase IV ($1,000), Arely Flores-Ramirez ($1,000), Arturo Torres ($1,000), Lorenzo Murphy ($500), Graciela Ortega ($500), Kasandra Turner ($500) and Thalia Reyes ($500).
Dominguez High’s scholarship recipients include: Brenda Maldonado ($1,500) and Jasmin Jimenez ($1,000).
Scholarship Administrator Steven Chung, son of Frontier Logistics President and CEO Brian Chung, praised Compton students for their academic success. “Congratulations to the class of 2012,” he said. “I know you worked hard to get to this point, but this is just the beginning. Enjoy your time in college but don’t forget to hit the books hard, don’t forget where you came from, and do what you can to give back to your hometown community.”
Dominguez High School graduate Brenda Maldonado said she is grateful to be a $1,500 scholarship recipient and is inspired by Frontier Logistics’ generosity. This fall she will begin her first semester at the University of California at Irvine, where she will major in either civil or electrical engineering. “This gives me the extra support I need to pursue my goals,” she said. “This money can go towards buying textbooks or school supplies.”
She added that after she finds success in her chosen profession she wants to do her part to revitalize Compton. “One of my goals is to one day help Dominguez High by providing resources, especially for undocumented students,” she said. “I grew up here, so I want bring good things to this community. Frontier Logistics inspired me to do that today.”
Robert Chase IV, a Compton High School graduate who received $1,000 from Frontier Logistics, said he looks forward to studying mechanical engineering at UC Irvine. “I feel so blessed to do well in school and to earn this scholarship,” he said. “I want to place Compton in a better light by giving back. My parents taught me to support my community, so I want to qualify myself in order to be among the future generation that rebuilds this city.” Chase said he wants to create programs designed to expand educational opportunities for students through music or science. “I want to do something good for Compton that will last forever,” he said.