Baldwin Park Unified celebrated 10 exceptional Class of 2022 seniors on May 12 during the District’s virtual Joint Scholarship Awards Ceremony.
The Class of 2022 awardees were selected based on academic achievement, successes in music, community service and personal essays.
Ramona Burnham Foundation – $5,000
Bangxi “Bonnie” Lu, Sierra Vista High School: Lu is the SVHS salutatorian. She will continue her education at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where she will major in business and minor in East Asian languages and civilizations.
Baldwin Park Organization of Supervisors and Administrators (BPOSA) – $750 each
Julia Castellon, North Park Continuation High School: Castellon plans to earn a degree in business.
Miguel Aguilar Hernandez, Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education: Hernandez plans to pursue certification in welding so he can construct skyscrapers and high-rise buildings. He is also interested in becoming a wildlife firefighter, or enlisting in the U.S. Marines or Coast Guard.
Kassandra Mora Sedano, Sierra Vista High School: Sedano, an Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar, is interested in studying law. Whether in private practice or on the floor of Congress, Sedano wants to represent Latinx communities.
Irene Yan, Sierra Vista High School: Yan, an AP Scholar who has a passion for STEM, plans to major in cognitive science and explore its application in computer science and education.
Baldwin Park Education Association (BPEA) – $500 each
Joshua Gallardo, Sierra Vista High School: Gallardo, an AP Scholar and winner of the Sweepstakes Percussion Award, dreams of traveling the country as he marches in university drumlines. Gallardo ultimately wants to become a music teacher.
Jose Garcia, Baldwin Park High School: Garcia plans to pursue a career in architecture and design, where he can put his creativity to the test.
David Torres, North Park Continuation High School: Torres hopes to become a psychiatrist and will pursue psychology in college.
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG) – $750 each
Natalia Flores, Sierra Vista High School: Flores dreams of becoming a special education teacher to ensure all students have the opportunity to learn and grow.
Andrea Gallardo, Sierra Vista High School: Gallardo, an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) scholar and student-athlete, hopes to make an impact on the lives around her, either as a nurse, lawyer or teacher.