Port Awards $54,750 in Scholarships

Students, educators and Port staff at the Celebrating Education event

At the fifth annual “Celebrating Education” event on Monday, May 14, the Port of Long Beach awarded $54,750 in scholarships to 39 local college and high school students interested in pursuing careers in international trade and goods movement.

This year’s scholarships went to students from local high schools, Long Beach City College and California State University, Long Beach. Since 1993, the Port of Long Beach has now awarded $775,400 in scholarships to 464 students.

The Port’s 2018 summer high school interns were also announced. As part of the program, students spend eight weeks gaining real-world experience, guided by Port of Long Beach staff mentors.

“We believe that our future leaders can be found right here in Long Beach, and we have made education outreach a priority,” said Harbor Commission President Lou Anne Bynum. “Congratulations to all of the students and scholars being honored today, and the teachers who helped them get here.”

“The smartest thing we can do is develop a highly trained workforce for the fourth Industrial Revolution: innovation and technology. We are looking to young people to energize our city’s primary economic engine, and we are proud to be part of that,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero.

The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a gateway for trans-¬Pacific trade and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. With 175 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports, the Port handles $180 billion in trade annually, supporting hundreds of thousands of Southern California jobs.

Scholarship recipients

California State University, Long Beach
Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Scholarship
Kevin Garity
Andrew Kirby
Samantha Nguyen

California State University, Long Beach
International Business Administration Scholars
Hayley Argo
Paula Broomhall
Eric Chavira
Juliana Choup
Tayane De Abreu Stanize
Anatassiya Kulinich
Jonathan Lam
Marcel Lamicq
Monica Liu
Shokou Okano
Ximena Orbegoso
Jazel Ramos
Dylan Rugg
Elaine Tagaloguin
Sing Yiun Ng

Long Beach City College
Port of Long Beach International Business Scholars
Tyler Baldwin
Mali Hicks
Cheryl Tobin

Long Beach City College
Port of Long Beach Trades Scholars
Daniel Carrillo
Miguel Cetina
Pamela Edwards
Pedro Flores
La Tryce Jackson
Clare Leary
Arthur Middenway
Jake Perry
Diamond Pruitt

Class of 2018 High School Scholars
Claire Cecilia Barr, Poly High
Richenny T. Bovannak, CAMS
Dezmin Hemmans, McBride High
Sovannrat Hul, Poly High
Aidan Kenny, Poly High
Camille Lo Porciuncula, CAMS
Andrew Oca, Poly High
Armando Santellano, Cabrillo High
Abraham Soto, CAMS

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