Heartfelt Thanks

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Dear Scholarship Donor,

I am honored to have been given this opportunity to form part of the Drew Silvern Scholarship. Thank you for your generosity which has allowed me to further my education at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Thanks to you, I was able to buy my textbooks, live near by school, and pay off some loans. This has helped me stay focused in school rather than stressing about financial issues. Thank you once again.

I am very thankful for receiving your thoughtful gift.

Laura Leyva

A Visit to the Norton Simon Museum

Suzeth Alonso small sizedIt was a fun adventure going to the Norton Simon Museum with my mentor, Mrs. Goldstein, Andrea Romero and her mentor, Mrs. Gechtman.

At the same time I was excited and scared because I had to meet Mrs. Goldstein at the Union Station and I didn’t know how to get there. Along the way I did ask people for help and I didn’t end up getting lost. I was happy when I saw my mentor because I had a lot to talk about. Especially since summer was coming to an end, I was excited to talk about my summer and my plans the upcoming school year.

I had never been to the Norton Simon Museum but I have to say I really enjoyed being there. There were so many paintings that I found interesting and caught my attention. One of the painting artists that I personally liked was Van Gogh. He had a unique way of painting with a brush and mixing the colors.

Not only was I in great company with Mrs. Goldstein but with the other mentor and the student that I met. I had a really good time spending time with Mrs. Goldstein and want to thank her for taking me on this trip. I also want to thank Mrs. Silvern for giving me the opportunity of being part of the Dollars for Scholars program and for giving me a mentor that has guided me.

Suzeth Alonso