The 2017 Centurion Award Winners
The winners of the Foundation’s 2017 Centurion Awards were Yesenia Larios and Jack Draper. Given to honor a student and teacher each year for their demonstrated enthusiasm for and commitment to the school.
In the case of Yesenia, the student winner, her spirit and engagement with all activities at the school were apparent and recognized by all.
For the teacher, Jack Draper, he has for years gone overboard to encourage his students and to provide training not only in the construction trades, but on how to live an generous and ethical life.
Each year the two winners are featured in the school yearbook, on the CHS Foundation page.
Honors Day was May 16th with the auditorium filled to capacity with students, teachers, staff, and proud parents. Interim Principal Holley and Interim Vice-Principal Hall presented awards as did Coach Shane Folsom.
Seven seniors were awarded $1000 scholarships for their academic achievement at Honors Day. The selected students had to overcome adversity to graduate, but all have plans to attend college.
Scholarships were also awarded by representatives from The University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Pima Community College, Tucson Unified School District, the Educational Enrichment Foundation, and Grand Canyon College.
2017 Award & Scholarship Winners
First CHS Foundation Centurion Awards:
Teacher of the Year – Jack Draper – construction trades teacher
Student of the Year – Yesenia Larios
Royce Scholarship – Osama Madlol
McKeever Business and Entrepreneurship Scholarship – Jessica Welsh
McCraren Construction Trades Scholarship – Lainie Lopez
We had a great turnout at the
Catalina High School Foundation’s
10th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser BBQ
a celebration of its tenth year of support for the students, faculty, and staff of Catalina High School.
Thanks to Life Member Bill Neubauer, MD ‘61 who offered his lovely ranch for a barbecue and Catalina High School Foundation fundraiser. We enjoyed lunch under the trees. This ranch has been a working Angus cattle ranch since the 1660s.
Please let us know if you have photos from the event we can post!