Follow-up Story: Follow-up Story: Lynwood Unified’s Firebaugh High School recently held a special remembrance event to celebrate the life and achievements of its late namesake, Assemblyman Marco Antonio Firebaugh, including his landmark legislation, Assembly Bill 540, which makes college more affordable for many undocumented students by allowing them to pay in-state tuition fees. Scholarships were also awarded to college-bound AB540 students during the ceremony. Photos are available. Contact: Juliette Funes, 909-447-2404 (office)
Lynwood High School senior Alan Lopez was awarded the $40,000 Edison International STEM Scholarship, given to just 30 high school seniors pursuing majors in science, technology, engineering and math. Lopez has a 4.6 GPA and plans to study computer science. Alan’s sister, Abieiden, won the scholarship in 2018.
Nearly 200 Lynwood Unified African American students received messages of empowerment from professionals and discussed leadership during the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Conference on Jan. 29 at Firebaugh High School.
Lynwood High School senior Mark Iniguez knows that the high cost of college can be a barrier for students so he was determined to get a jumpstart by taking college courses and exploring scholarship opportunities. Iniguez’s hard work paid off in a big way on Feb. 1 when he was offered a $92,000 scholarship to Benedict College during the Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Caravan Tour.