NewLeftHeader

broken clouds

92.1°F

Laguna Beach

 Volume 12, Issue 55  |  July 10, 2020


A wine toast to Rotary Club of Laguna Beach’s Grapes for Grad® XV 

Since its inception in 2006, the Grapes for Grads® winetasting event has raised over $456,000 in scholarship awards for Laguna College Art + Design students and graduating seniors from Laguna Beach High School. The Grapes for Grads committee anticipated bringing this total to over $500,000 in 2020, but unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic required cancellation of the 15th annual fundraising event scheduled for April 26th on the Festival of Arts grounds.    

Fortunately, the Rotary Club of Laguna Beach is pleased to announce that it was still able to award $26,500 this year due to the generosity of its Grapes for Grads sponsors, donors, and the Laguna Beach Rotary Foundation. The awards focus on students who show excellence in their chosen field with a strong commitment to the community, and who may otherwise lack the resources to achieve their educational goals. 

A wine Nugent

Click on photo for a larger image

Submitted photo

LBHS graduate Kendra Nugent, Rotary Club of Laguna Beach Jim Lawler Rotary Service Scholarship recipient

“Myself and the Grapes for Grads committee, we are always amazed at the community support of higher education we have here in Laguna Beach and South Orange County. With all the challenges we have had this year, it is very exciting to do our part in helping this year’s 2020 recipients reach their academic goals,” explains Jeff Redeker, Grapes for Grads Committee chair. 

Congratulations to the following 2020 Grapes for Grads recipients.

LCAD Recipients

Natalie Mayoral – GFG XV Logo Design 

McKenna Colantuoni 

Melanie La May

Rileigh Mankin 

Sydney Fields

A wine Herkins

Click on photo for a larger image

Submitted photo

LBHS graduate Kyle Herkins, Rotary Club of Laguna Beach Student of the Month recipient

LBHS Recipients

Elizabeth Cismoski – Rotary Club of Laguna Beach Grapes for Grads Business Scholarship 

Madison Rogers – Rotary Club of Laguna Beach Grapes for Grads Business Scholarship 

Dylan Petway – Rotary Club of Laguna Beach Grapes for Grads STEM Scholarship 

Isadora Feinberg – Rotary Club of Laguna Beach Grapes for Grads STEM Scholarship 

Riley Russo  – Rotary Club of Laguna Beach Harry Bithell “Service Above Self” Scholarship 

Kendra Nugent – Rotary Club of Laguna Beach Jim Lawler Rotary Service Scholarship 

Jessica Berk – Rotary Club of Laguna Beach Youth Service Award 

Rotary Club of Laguna Beach Students of the Month: Charles Besso, Laila Cruz, Chloe Hale, Kyle Herkins, Angelica Jorio, Beck Kesler, Catherine Keyser, Silvi Lybbert, Kenya Ripley-Dunlap, and Sophia Seidensticker

The Rotary Club of Laguna Beach invites the community to save the date of Sunday, April 25, 2021 for the next Grapes for Grads event. It will be a fun afternoon of wine tasting at the Festival of Arts grounds enjoying music and savory bites from some of the favorite Laguna Beach restaurants. Let’s make the 15th Annual Grapes for Grad Event in 2021 the best ever, sipping wine and helping make dreams come true for deserving LCAD and LBHS students!

 

Shaena Stabler is the Owner, Publisher & Editor.

Dianne Russell is our Associate Editor & Writer.

Michael Sterling is our Webmaster & Designer.

Mary Hurlbut is our Chief Photographer.

Alexis Amaradio, Barbara Diamond, Dennis McTighe, Diane Armitage, Marrie Stone, Maggi Henrikson, Samantha Washer, and Suzie Harrison are our writers and/or columnists. Scott Brashier is our photographer.

Stacia Stabler is our Social Media Manager & Writer.

We all love Laguna and we love what we do.

Email: [email protected] for questions about advertising

949.315.0259

Email: [email protected] with news releases, letters, etc.

949.315.0259

© 2020 Stu News Laguna - All Rights Reserved.