El Monte Union High School District
96 El Monte Union Seniors Awarded Scholarships by EKG Foundation and C.B.M. Towing Inc.
EL MONTE – Ninety-six deserving seniors from El Monte Union High School District were awarded scholarships by the EKG Foundation, in partnership with C.B.M. Towing Inc., for their academic achievement and community involvement at a senior scholarship banquet on May 11.
The EKG Foundation, a non-profit organization created in honor of the late Arroyo High School alumnus Edward-Kenneth F. Guerrero, collaborated with C.B.M. Towing Inc., a local towing and recovery company committed to giving back to the community, to recognize and reward the achievements of El Monte Union seniors.
“We began this foundation on behalf of my grandson to ensure his legacy and immeasurable love for his community are kept alive,” EKG Foundation member Susie Guerrero said. “We could not be more grateful to our team and sponsors for helping us change the lives of many students. We look forward to continuing our work and offering more scholarships in the future.”
The EKG Foundation invited all graduating seniors who attend one of the six El Monte Union campuses to apply for the scholarship. This year’s group of scholarship recipients – which is the largest honored by the foundation to date – was selected based on academic success, leadership in school activities, commitment to community, character, determination and financial need. Each student received a $400 award to help alleviate the financial burden of pursuing higher education.
Through these scholarships, the foundation aims to inspire and motivate students to strive for academic excellence while making a positive impact on their communities.
“We are very proud of our students who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to their education and community. We would also like to thank and commend the EKG Foundation and C.B.M. Towing Inc. for supporting them in reaching their post-secondary goals,” Superintendent Dr. Edward Zuniga said. “These scholarships will provide these deserving seniors with financial support to pursue their academic aspirations and continue making positive contributions to society.”
EMUHSD_EKG SCHOLARSHIPS_1: El Monte High School senior Jesse Gonzalez receives a scholarship for his academic excellence and community service from the EKG Foundation and C.B.M. Towing Inc. during a senior scholarship banquet on May 11.
EMUHSD_EKG SCHOLARSHIPS_2: Arroyo High School seniors Catherine Soukaphay (left) and Jessica Zhen (right) celebrate their scholarships, awarded by the EKG Foundation and C.B.M. Towing Inc., during a senior scholarship banquet on May 11.
EMUHSD_EKG SCHOLARSHIPS_3: Mountain View High School seniors Genesis Paola Estrada (right), Daisy Chairez (center) and Kevin Hernandez (left) enjoy refreshments and food with family during the EKG Foundation’s senior scholarship banquet on May 11.
EMUHSD_EKG SCHOLARSHIPS_4: The EKG Foundation family and a representative of C.B.M. Towing Inc. are all smiles after awarding 96 El Monte Union seniors with scholarships to help alleviate the financial burden of pursuing higher education during a banquet on May 11.