Students earn scholarships


Ten Garden Grove Unified School District students were recognized during the Orange County Department of Education’s AVID Eighth Grade Standout Ceremony held May 16 at Angel Stadium.

The district is proud to announce that two students were selected as Angels Scholars and awarded $10,000 in college scholarships. This is a prestigious recognition that was only awarded to seven students across all of Orange County.

The district’s Angels Scholars are Tyler Everett of Bell Intermediate and Mazen Nematalla of Fitz Intermediate. The $10,000 scholarship awarded to the Angels Scholars is contingent upon a commitment to remain in the AVID program for the four years in high school and receive acceptance to a four-year university.

“GGUSD appreciates its partnership with the Angels Baseball Foundation and all that they do for our students,” said Dina Nguyen, GGUSD Board of Education trustee. “Congratulations to our two AVID scholars, for being great classmates, dedicated students, and leaders in their communities.”

The Angels Foundation generously gifted each of the standouts with an HP laptop along with an Angels hat, certificate, and medal.  The 10 Eighth Grade Standouts from GGUSD intermediate schools are: Andrea Soriano, Alamitos; Tyler Everett, Bell; Zurisadai Aranda, Doig; Mazen Nematalla, Fitz; Joshua Hoang, Irvine; Han Diep, Jordan; Y Truong, Lake; Nelson H. Nguyen, McGarvin; Leslie Renderos, Ralston; and Guadalupe Villicana, Walton.