One thought on “Pasadena Tournament of Roses Announces 2021 Rose Scholars and Awards $20,000 in Scholarships” Non-Profits News Pasadena Tournament of Roses Announces 2021 Rose Scholars and Awards $20,000 in Scholarships Published on Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 3:29 pm Pasadena Tournament of Roses Announces 2021 Rose Scholars and Awards $20,000 in Scholarships Back row; Citizens Business Bank President Brian T. Mauntel, Tournament of Roses President Bob Miller, Citizens Business Bank Senior Vice President, Sales Support Group Manager LaVon Short, PUSD Superintendent Brian McDonald, Citizens Business Bank Chief Executive Officer David A. Brager. From left to right; Oscar Damian Larios, Cole Brown, Florence Winslow, Simone Kuo, Ritaj Abdulla, Tia Reed and Noah Griffin. Not pictured, Madeleine Chen.The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association has selected eight high school seniors as the 2021 Rose Scholars.2021 Rose Scholars: (student bios HERE)Ritaj Abdulla – Pasadena High SchoolSimone Kuo – John Marshall Fundamental High SchoolCole Brown – John Marshall Fundamental High SchoolOscar Damian Larios – Pasadena High SchoolMadeleine Chen – John Marshall Fundamental High SchoolTia Reed – John Muir High SchoolNoah Griffin – John Muir High SchoolFlorence Winslow – Rose City High SchoolRose Scholars, presented by Citizens Business Bank, is a program designed to help students in our community thrive and to foster their potential. The program has awarded $20,000 in scholarships to eight graduating seniors from the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD).“Citizens Business Bank and The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association have enjoyed a long-standing relationship, and we were honored to support and launch the 2021 Class of Rose Scholars. Education and opportunity are fundamental to the future of the communities that we serve, and we wish all the PUSD students who applied or were selected well in their future endeavors,” said David A. Brager, Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Business Bank.As part of the application process, students were invited to submit a creative piece that reflected their future dreams, goals and aspirations. A one-page reflection describing their thoughts and feelings about the piece was also required, as well as still images of their work and a video recording describing their inspiration.Instead of a minimum GPA requirement, applicants were asked to obtain a recommendation from a teacher, coach, counselor or community member.“Congratulations to the 2021 Class of Rose Scholars! We appreciate the support that PUSD students receive from partners like Citizens Business Bank,” said PUSD Superintendent Brian McDonald. “As a former banker, I know firsthand the impact businesses have in the community when they support students. We’re also grateful for the continued relationship with our community partner, the Tournament of Roses. Their steadfast commitment to Pasadena, its people, and youth is a shining example of what we can do when we come together.”Applications were reviewed and scored based on the structure of their art, the organization and language of their written reflection, and the recommendation from an educator, coach or community member. The review committee was comprised of Tournament of Roses members, staff and PUSD representatives.“Working closely with PUSD teachers and administration, the goal was to make the scholarship as attainable as possible for all students, “said Dr. Bob Miller, President of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association. “The scholarship program included all PUSD high schools, inclusive of the district’s non-traditional high schools, and supports students that have overcome adversity and pave a way for their future.”The Association and the Tournament of Roses Foundation are focused on positively impacting the Pasadena community with charitable giving, volunteerism, and community involvement.As part of this work, the Association has partnered with Citizens Business Bank to launch Rose Scholars and other signature community programs.About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® and The Rose Parade® presented by HondaThe Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of accompanying events. The Association’s 935 volunteer members supply more than 80,000 hours of manpower, which will drive the success of 133rd Rose Parade, themed “Dream. Believe. Achieve.,” on Saturday, January 1, 2022, followed by the 108th Rose Bowl Game. For more information, visit www.tournamentofroses.com. 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The Info Day of the Vižula Archaeological Park project was held in Medulin, where the entire project of arranging the Vižula Archaeological Park was presented.The Vižula Archaeological Park project refers to an integrated investment in the arrangement of the Vižula Peninsula as an archaeological park for visitors, and in the development of tourist facilities, infrastructure and management and promotion systems based on cultural heritage. With this project, the Municipality of Medulin wants to position itself on the map of tourist destinations, not only as a destination of family tourism but also as a destination of cultural and archaeological tourism.The main goal of the Vižula Archaeological Park project is to contribute to the sustainable socio-economic development of the Municipality of Medulin as a recognizable destination of cultural and historical tourism through thematically related investments based on the restoration and valorization of cultural heritage – an archaeological site from antiquity.The Mayor of Medulin, Goran Buić, presented the entire project and pointed out that the implementation of this extremely valuable project will preserve and revitalize the Archaeological Park Vižula and through thematically related investments based on restoration and valorization of cultural heritage – archaeological site, contribute to sustainable socio-economic development Medulin as a recognizable destination of cultural and historical tourism. “In addition to the extension of the tourist season, by creating a brand of cultural and historical destination and revitalization of the site, the residents of the Municipality of Medulin will thus get space for spending free time, educating children and recreation and walking. The project contributes to the extension of the tourist season, promotion and valorization of cultural heritage and has multiple benefits for the local community, locals and children. All project activities end on September 1, 2019, and locals and guests will enter the park as before completely free of charge, and only events, concerts, rental of AR glasses and accompanying events will be charged.”Said Chief Buic.Photo: City of MedulinVižula is an archeological site near Medulin, inhabited from the Neolithic to the early Middle Ages. century. God. In 1969, a part of the Neolithic settlement (shrub huts, covered with earth and mud) was excavated and explored (B. Baćić). Fragments of pottery and pieces of pottery (decorated with impressions of the edge of a shell or rows of stabs) date the settlement to a younger stage of the older Neolithic.The project was reported by the Municipality of Medulin on March 07.03.2016, 19.645.579,23. Call for project proposals “Preparation and implementation of Integrated Development Programs based on the restoration of cultural heritage”. The total value of the project is HRK 16.040.624,19, of which co-financing in the amount of HRK 01 was approved from the European Regional Development Fund. The project officially starts on September 2017, 24, and the implementation activities of the project will last for 01.09.2019 months until September XNUMX, XNUMX. years.