This week, I had the privilege of being among the guests invited to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony for a much anticipated addition to Santana High School. This addition is a well-needed, state of the art events and physical education building, long overdue for the students and faculty. This building boasts over 21,000 square feet that brings together the performing arts and physical education. This connection is developed through the Hall of Fame, which physically connects the two groups. In addition to showcasing the School's rich heritage, the Hall of Fame area acts as a meeting space during events. The project also includes boys and girls locker room, coaches' offices, sports team rooms, restrooms and showers, wrestling rooms, dance room, trainer's room, and multi-use event space with telescoping theatre seating. It was incredibly endearing to see current and former staff taking pride in their campus’ accomplishment, honoring the fact that they will be Sultans forever.
Like most, I remember my former high school well. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Santana is my alma mater (class of 2002) and the place where I met my husband, Brandon. (Although we are proud Wolfpack parents of our son Noah over at West Hills!) Like my graduating class, the class ahead of me and the two after mine, we were part of a piece of history which will never be erased from our memories. As a result of March 5, 2001 the Gordon-Zuckor Memorial Scholarship was established. Traditionally, A male and female student are chosen each year from SHS, each receiving a $1,000 scholarship. The winners are selected by the Santee Lakeside Rotary Club through an essay and interview process with the focus of anti-bullying and peace efforts through leadership. Funds for this scholarship are now dependent on private donations. It is my hope that this scholarship remains funded for the foreseeable future. Please consider a donation to the Santee-Lakeside Rotary club by sending a payment online or by mail. One School One Heart.
Gordon-Zuckor Memorial Scholarship Fund
PO Box 711464
Santee, CA 92072