Alhambra Unified School District (AUSD) Superintendent Laura Tellez-Gagliano, along with five other scholarship recipients from AUSD, will be honored on May 1 at Almansor Court during the Alhambra Latino Association (ALA)’s Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner and Dance, according to Around Alhambra. The scholarship recipients were chosen for the support they have shown to Latino students, according to Granada Elementary School principal Helen Padilla.
Proceeds from tickets sold will mainly be used for funding the event, but the money made at the event will go to the ALA scholarship funds for Latino students, according to Padilla.
Every year, the ALA invites Latino students from the AUSD high schools to submit an essay, five of whom will be selected to win a $1,000 scholarship.
“I am humbled and honored to be receiving the ALA award. I acknowledge as an honoree that there [has] been several people […] that have supported me throughout the years,” Tellez-Gagliano said.