The end of high school for the Class of 2020 came to a close in a way no one could have predicted. Despite the ever-changing world around them, the scholarship recipients of the Natomas Schools Foundation, greeted Board President Sonia Mercado and Board member Mariana Corona Sabeniano, with smiles as they presented a certificate acknowledging their hard work.
To celebrate the achievement of graduating seniors, the Natomas Schools Foundation (NSF) continued its tradition of awarding student scholarships to deserving students. The scholarships are awarded to students intending to pursue a college education and who have exemplified commitment in their academics and community service.
The NSF Scholarship Committee consisted of Mariana Corona Sabeniano, NSF Vice President Monty Maxwell, and NSF Board Member Brenda Borge. The Committee recommended and the NSF Board of Directors approved awarding ten scholarships, totaling $5,500.
The 2020 NSF Scholarship Recipients are:
Binita Mehta, Inderkum High School (UC Berkeley)$1,000
Sharod Nandi, Inderkum High School (UC Davis)$1000
Alana Smith, Natomas Charter School – PFAA (Howard University)$500
Isabel Gatdula, Inderkum High School (UC Berkeley)$500
Samantha Iraheta, Natomas High School (UC Davis)$500
Sonia Singh, Inderkum High School (University of the Pacific)$500
Tayybah, Iqbal, Natomas Charter School – PFAA (Sacramento State)$500
Timothy Dixon, Inderkum High School (Howard University)$500
Mariana Jones, Inderkum High School (UCLA)-$250
Marc Rodriguez, Inderkum High School (San Diego State)$250
Even though there will not be any crossing the stage, crowds cheering, group hugs, nor honking as seniors drive away one-last time from their high school, Natomas will still celebrate the Class of 2020. Graduates proudly display lawn signs with their photos or the name of their high school or future college.
While we will celebrate differently this year, it does not change how proud we are of our Natomas Unified School District graduates. Congratulations, Class of 2020!