2017 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the Pirate seniors who won scholarships from the Oceanside High School Foundation and their members.

LARRY HATTER  LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP AWARD   2017                      $500

Daniel Gonzalez Duenas     Daniel is described by his teacher as an extremely strong, mature individual with tremendous depth, sense of purpose and drive… his greatest talents are his leadership abilities, courage and friendship to all he meets. Daniel plans to purse a degree in Architecture after he graduates.



WALLY HATTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP   2017                                             $250

Jake Gerardi     Jake has enjoyed his 4 years of high school participating on the Pirate football team each year. From his playing experience he has been able to help other athletes improve their skills. He also plays soccer. Active in his church youth group, he has participated in mission trips, which have broadened his experience. He will attend Azusa Pacific University in the fall.


BEN E. LEWIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER   2017                            $500

 Jeweles Moton            Having overcome family hardships throughout her life, Jewels has plans for her future after graduation. Helping people is one of her goals—be it through her desire to join the Peace Corps, pursue a degree from college in Management Information Systems, or through her love for music, she will accomplish her desires. Capturing as many opportunities in life to help other people is her plan!


W.H. “CHICK” MENSCHING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2017                    $500

Samuel D. Machado     Samuel migrated from Venezuela to the United States and assimilated into the culture and Oceanside High School. Not without difficulties, Samuel was able to overcome setbacks and hardships. Studying English with the help of English Language Development classes, he was able to achieve his dream of learning English and taking challenging courses at OHS. Samuel plans to attend community college and transfer to a university after graduation. (Samuel pictured with OHS Foundation President, Glenda Kimbrel)


ROBERT KITICHIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP            2017                               2   $500

Alma Rodriguez     Growing up speaking Spanish and then learning English in school has inspired her to be a high school social studies teacher. Active in the AVID program, Alma understands the importance of a college education. She plans to attend a Cal State San Marcos this fall to pursue her teaching credential goal.

Robert Marcial, Jr.    School has not always come easy for Robert, but he knows the importance of hard work and dedication. Through his hard work, he has been able to make the honor roll and will pursue a college education after graduation starting at MiraCosta College. Robert is also a Simon Scholar.  He received the AVID High Tech Achievement Scholarship for $2000 and a $2000 scholarship from the Classroom of the Future Foundation.


BILLIE WARNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2017                                     2     $500

Vivian Rubiano Lengua  (l)   Helping others has always been a part of what Vivian enjoys doing. She has participated in the school’s dance team where she has become a leader assisting other students with their dance routines. She is also an active member of the ASB class, where she is involved in critical elements of student government.

Taylor Fagan (r)   Not only an outstanding student that has remained on the honor roll throughout her 4 years of high school, Taylor was the class salutatorian and is very involved with the Peer Assistance Leadership class at OHS. Through this class she has many opportunities to support her fellow classmates and develop a deeper connections with the community. She plans to pursue a degree in college to become a Marriage and Family Counselor.


RITA MAZZARELLA GRAY & ROBERT GRAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP   2017                                                 $1,000

Ameya Govalkar    As an active member of the OHS Robotics club Amaya has been able to improved his skills and blend his love for mathematics with his love for computer programing. He has taken on many roles within the Robotic Club helping other members understand the programs and build the different robots for competitions. He plans to pursue a degree in Computer Engineering.


 Jessica M. Tritsch   Jessica’s high school years have been a delightful blend of friends, school spirit, academics and fun. She has been involved since her freshman year in numerous OHS activities, specifically enjoying her time on the cheerleading squad. She plans to pursue a career in Marine Biology after she graduates.  (Jessica pictured with OHS Foundation President, Glenda Kimbrel)




Jim & Lou Fosnot Community Service scholarship      $250

Robert Ramirez   This fall, Robert will attend UC San Diego.  Robert is graduating with Honors with a 3.8 GPA, has been in AVID for 3 years.  He also received a $2500 MLK scholarship, a $2500 Linda C Scott scholarship and a $1000 scholarship from the American GI Forum. (Robert pictured with OHS Counselor, Lou Fosnot)



Oceanside Social Club/Surf Scholarship Winner $2,900

 Bryce Cisneros