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The Dorothy Mary (Wark) and Joseph Anton Schaertle Memorial Scholarship

This endowment was established by David Q. Wark as a perpetual memorial to his sister Dorothy Mary (Wark) and her husband Joseph Anton Schaertle.

Dorothy was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1910.  Her family moved to Pasadena in June 1921 and both Dorothy and her brother were educated in the Pasadena public schools.  Dorothy passed away in April 1995.  Dorothy’s husband, Joseph Schaerti, was born in Montana in 1902.  At the age of 25 he moved to theLos Angeles area where he met Dorothy.  Dorothy and Joseph were married in 1932 and continued to live inSouthern California until Joseph’s death in June 1982.

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize a graduating senior who has demonstrated honesty, involvement, academics, responsibility, and dedication to future schooling.

Year      Awarded To     
2002 Richard Abbott
2003 Cameron Mitchell
2004 Leslie Greer
Jonte Hall
2005 Diana Lo
2006 Elvia Vargas
2007 Victoria Manuel
2008 Elaina Present
2009 Sierra Senzaki
Sinead Collazo     
2010 Marlene Belmar
2011 April Nishinaka
2012 Samuel BBatisla-Ong
2013 Hannah Habel
Megan Habel
2014 Carmen Robles Cid

Erick Garcia

Amelia Monsour 

Tosten Pearson


Ashly Castillo Gonzalez

Michelle Cortez Peralta

Noah Krongsburg