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Sir Knight 2017 Awarded Inaugural Evan T. Carthen “Emerging Leader” Scholarship

2017 Knight Jonathan Rodgers with Mom Gwen Rodgers

2017 Knight Jonathan Rodgers with Mom Gwen Rodgers

SAN BERNARDINO, CA-     Mr. Jonathan I. Rodgers is a senior at Cajon High School who was recognized as Sir Knight 2017 on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino through the Social Lites, Inc., 50th Beautillion Scholarship Program.  Mr. Rodgers was awarded over $11,000 in scholarships and gifts to prepare him for his future college career.  Among one of the scholarships received was the inaugural Evan T. Carthen “Emerging Leader” Scholarship in memory of Sir Knight 2012 in the amount of $6,000.

Mr. Steven Henderson Jr. was awarded over $4,000 for first place and Mr. Akil Cooper was awarded over $2,500 in scholarships and placed second among his fellow Knights.  Congratulations to all Knights who are our community “Men of Tomorrow Pushing Forward!”

Meruelo Media Launches the New WILD 93.5 FM KDEY in Riverside, San Bernardino

Meruelo Media, Southern California’s leading minority-owned media group, and the owner of Spanish language television stations KWHY 22, announced today the launch of KDEY 93.5 FM, Riverside’s new Top 40/Rhythmic radio station – WILD 93.5FM

“This much awaited Riverside metro launch comes after a long process of engineering, design and market studies. It adds a key radio asset to our growing portfolio of highly-recognized media brands in one of the fastest growing markets,” said Otto Padron, President and COO of Meruelo Media. “The saving and growing of heritage Los Angeles radio station KDAY has been a thrilling three year ride – we owe it to our music fans to keep innovating and expanding – Riverside is key.”

The new format targets the very vibrant and culturally diverse community of the Riverside/San Bernardino metro.  “Los Angeles loves KDAY – Riverside will love WILD!” exclaimed Meruelo Radio VP and Program Director, Adrian “AD” Scott, referring to the new and retooled format. “This is the Inland Empire’s new home for Hip Hop and R&B, listeners in the ‘I.E.’ will know the difference and love the sound that the new Wild 93.5 brings to the Inland Empire.”

On the advertising and sales marketing side, Wild 93.5 comes with a full suite of services that will be rolled out in phases throughout the coming months. “Wild 93.5 is the perfect platform for clients looking to optimize their message,” said Irma Barrios, VP of Ad Sales for the group, “with this new Riverside focused station, we will be able to shape more efficient and geo-targeted client solutions.”

Black History Month “What’s In a Name” essay contest WINNERS in Fontana

The Concerned Citizens for the Development of North Fontana thanks all the schools in Fontana Unified School District for your participation and to our judges.

Each school was given a name a African American inventor who was not well known to write a 250 word essay.  To make it more challenging the essay could be written by, a class, a student or a campus club, but only one would represent the school, and the inventor was chosen by the North Fontana Black Awareness Parade Committee.

President Ellen Turner said ” I am proud that the schools embraced the challenge”.

With the use of modern technology all the judges were emailed the essays and they emailed there results back.  Needless to say none of the judges knew each other was a judge.  So we will now announce the winners as well as the judges.

First Place         Almeria Middle School

Student Name:  Kimberly Worth

Inventor  Bessie Blount Griffin

Second Place:   Dorothy Grant Elementary School

Student Name   Eunice Sasu

Inventor:            James E. West

Third  Place:      Primrose Elementary School

Student Name:  Julie Artes

Inventor:            Grandville T. Woods

Judges for the contest were:

Cynthia Smith is an educator, writer, entrepreneur, speaker, trainer and personal coach.  Her desire is to help young people find their voice and passion through the arts.

 Bruce Wilson, Father, Evangelist, Author of  “Crime Thriller” THE CRIMINALS, Book I, A Time to Reap. Brought up in North Fontana, but no longer lives in Fontana, and has a passion for the lost and hurting.

Gloria Estine Benjamin Stewart is a native of New Orleans, LA.  .  She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in English and Speech Education from Southern University in Baton Rouge(1965), a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Loyola University (1972), and certified in Supervision (Masters Plus 30).  Gloria retired from the Orleans Parish School System after 34 years of service.

Gloria is a member of New Orleans Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Kappi Delta Pi,  Senior Friends of New Orleans (H2U), Louisiana Retired Teachers Association, AARP New Orleans Chapter#4550, United Teachers of New Orleans Retirees’ Chapter (UTNO), Treble Clefs (Delta Sigma Theta), National Education Association. National Council of Negro Women, Pontchartrain Park Community Center, Huntington Park Association, Walter L. Cohen Alumni  Association,   Southern University Alumni  Association,  Loyola University Alumni Association, and a volunteer at Woodland West Elementary School.

Laura Abernathy Mancha was appointed to the San Bernardino County Board of Education.

Mancha previously served as a trustee on the Fontana Unified School District Board of Education for 17 years.
Margaret Hill earned her early education in the state of Virginia.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia.  After moving to California in 1969, she earned her Master’s degree and her Administrative Credential at California State University, San Bernardino.  She received an Honorary Doctorate degree in Social Justice from the University of Redlands in 2011.

Margaret was a teacher, vice principal and principal for the San Bernardino City Unified School District for thirty-two years, assistant superintendent for the San Bernardino County Schools Office of Education for six years, and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Redlands and California State University, San Bernardino. Margaret is the President of the San Bernardino City Schools Board of Trustees and is now serving her second four-year term.  She has been a representative on the San Bernardino County School Board for four years and a delegate for the past two years.