P.O.P.S. members receive scholarships


Veronica Vargas accepting her $1000 scholarship.

Jennifer Sanchez, Features Editor

Nine members of the P.O.P.S. club attended the Beverly Hills Literary Society Luncheon on May 12 at the Intercontinental Hotel and some received scholarships.

The Beverly Hills Literary Society held a high school essay writing contest in which two of the nine students won scholarships.

Venice High school student Anthony Cortez won first place and recieved a $2,000 scholarship. Veronica Vargas, another member of P.O.P.S.,  also received a $1,000 scholarship. Both Vargas and Marianne Valencia received a Kindle Fire and gift cards for their essays.

Vargas, along with Toni DeAmicis, were awarded scholarships to attend a UCLA Summer Writer’s Workshop in July.

The other club members who attended were Tyanni Gomez, Elia Espinosa, Anthony Rios, Angel Guerrero, and Jaquelin Sanchez.

This was the sixth year in a row that Venice High School has been invited to the Beverly Hills Luncheon Society. All six times, Venice High students have won scholarships.