Each year SPHS Tiger Booster Club awards five $1,000 scholarships to SPHS seniors. This year we are proud to announce the following recipients:
Sara Jaime – Flossie Clarich Scholarship, given to a female student athlete who has displayed unselfish qualities and who has done more to help other athletes by their actions and initiative.
Michael Wu – Lew Clement Scholarship, given to a male student athlete who has displayed unselfish qualities and who has done more to help other athletes by their actions and initiative.
Adam Arellano – Rick Booth Memorial Scholarship, given to an athlete who not only demonstrates outstanding athletic ability, but also exemplifies the qualities of determination, intensity and the drive to be the best you can be.
Tei Park – Tiger Seal Award, given to students who’s involvement at SPHS helped make it a better place. The recipients have left their mark on the school and the students they interacted with.
Owen Keith – Tiger Seal Award, given to students who’s involvement at SPHS helped make it a better place. The recipients have left their mark on the school and the students they interacted with.
Proposed SPHS Tiger Booster Club Board of Directors for 2017-18
President – Ann Verkuilen
Executive VP Ways & Means – Katie Clark
Executive VP Marketing – Bill Buckley
Secretary – Julie Gaeta
Treasurer – Barry Reynolds
Financial Secretary – Dianne Parker
Bingo President – David Zeiger
Bingo Finance – Yuki Cutcheon
Bingo Credits – Jane Hamatani
Membership – Jane Washburn
Merchandising – Isabell Garza
Sponsorship – Anna Wooton
Team & Activities Liaison – Lisa Clark
Volunteer Appreciation – Ellen Main
Auditor – Kate Gibson
Past President- Carrie Diaz
The power of three, The South Pasadena Educational Foundation (SPEF), the SPHS Booster Club, and the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) worked together to have the old, wooden SPHS stadium bleachers replaced with new aluminum seating over the summer. With $15,000 from Parti Gras’s Paddle Raise and $11,000 each from SPEF’s Major Grant fund, the SPHS Boosters, and SPUSD, we were able to fully replace these seats before the start of the 2016-2017 school year. Thank you to everyone that has donated to SPEF and Boosters; without you, this would not have happened.
For those keeping score, the scoreboards in the gymnasium were so old that no one is really sure how old they were. “Maybe sometime in the ’70s?” guesses Athletic Director Greg Luna.
What Luna did know is that the scoreboards were so old that it was no longer possible to find spare parts or keep them in repair.
Enter the SPHS Booster Club.
With its contribution of $8,800 added to funding provided by the school district, the Booster Club made it possible to replace both with state-of-the-art new scoreboards in January.
“We thought this was a great investment, given that the scoreboards will benefit not just all of our basketball teams, but volleyball, wrestling and badminton as well,” says Booster President Kate Gibson. “Call it a win-win-win-win.”