SC 'Outstanding Teen-Agers'

Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, January 12, 1969

Sunday, January 12, 1969I he Pfe»t-Coutiatftft£i(CdHSEdifed by Dama HanksSantaClaraStudentsOutstanding Teen-Agers)rBy DENISE KRAFTThe Outstanding Americans Foundation announced Wednesday, that three Santa Clara High School seniors have been selected as Outstanding Teenagers of America for 1969.Receiving this award are Rosemary Vallejo, Tom Sterling, and Angela Kucia. These .students, who were nominated by the school, are now in competition for state and national awards in the Oustanding Teenagers of America program.The recipients of this honor were selected on the basis of ability and achievement. They will compete with other winners in California for the Governor’s Trophy, awarded annually to the most outstanding teenager of each state. Each pf the fifty .state winners will be eligible for one of two National Outstanding Teenager of America awards and college scholarships.Rosemary Vallejo is in charge of all social functions of the Santa Clara .student body as ASB vice-president. She participates in the Spanish Club and Girls’ Lea^e, in addition to tutoring children at Our Lady of Guadalupe school. Commenting on her ambition to be an elementary school teacher, Rosemary stated, “I enjoy teaching immensely, it gives me the opportunity of helping small children.”Tom Sterling is president of the senior class and editorial page editor for the Clarion. AFS, Quill and Scroll, and Key Club are clubs in which Tom participates.’VX-'\ GROSEMARY VAIJ.E.JOTOM STERLINGANGIE KCCIAA job making ice cream also takes up his time. The future may find Tom as a pre-law major at either Saint Mary’s College or Santa Clara University.Angela .Jucia is a member of CSF, AFS, and Quill and Scroll, in addition to being the editor of the feature page of the Clarion. Early in the school year, Angie was named as a semi-finalist for the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.An accomplished musician, she teaches both piano and guitar lessons. In college Anpe plans to major in English with a minor in music, resulting with a career as a teacher.One of the goals of the Outstanding Teenagers of America program is to bring to the attention of the public the positive achievements and attributes of today’s young people. It is obvious that these three Saints have really got what it takes.A newly reorganized club on the Santa Clara campus is the Lettermen’s Club. The club, formed under a new constitution and set of rules, has the impressive name ‘‘Santa Clara High School Block ‘SC’.” Election of officers, which took place last week, resulted with Phil Marcotte as president, Jack Fleming as vice-president, Scott Walsh as secretary. Steve Thurman as treasurer, Ray Clark as sergeant-at-arms, and Bob Parizo aspublicity chairman Moderators of the Block “SC” are the athletic coaches.Lettermen from the previous Lettermen's Club form the core of Block “SC.” To belong, a boy must earn an athletic letter, and maintain a ‘C’ average academically, with a ‘B’ average in conduct. New' members are voted in and undergo a “top secret” initiation.Although the club is new, members have w'asted no time in getting activities underway. Saturday night lettermen sponsored a sports night in the gym from 7:30 to 10:30. .Additional plans include sponsoring a dance and car wash, and the showing of football films during noontime.