NOBLE Executives Awards Scholarships to Local High School Seniors

The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE) awarded 12 local students with $1,000 scholarships on June 6.

Three students from John Muir High School were awarded scholarships Natalie Casal, Jai Bailey and Joseph Dolloway.

From Pasadena High School Candrha Lopez, Jamila Cummings and Malia Teran were awarded scholarships.

Xiomara McDonald from Marshall Fundamental, Tanner Holmes from South Pasadena High School and Purvaja Balaji from San Marino High School also received scholarships.

Burbank High School was represented by Rebecca Audette. Berlin Aguayo and Ariana Kretz of John Burroughs High School were also awarded scholarships.

The committee travelled to each recipient’s home and personally presented scholarship checks. PUSD School Board member Michelle Richardson Bailey (Committee member) along with Tournament of Roses and John Muir Alumni Association member Jill Hawkins took part in the presentations.

Burbank Deputy Chief Mike Albanese, a long-time NOBLE supporter also participated. Albanese presented scholarships he and his Command Staff personally funded the past few years.

Over the past 7 years, NOBLE-SGV has overseen the distribution of more than $30,000.00 to high school students across the region.

Awards are presented during the Annual Scholarship Breakfast which is generally held in May. The COVID-19 pandemic caused cancellation of this year’s breakfast.

NOBLE National was founded in September 1976 during a three-day symposium in Washington, DC to address crime in urban and low-income areas. NOBLE represents over 3,200 members internationally, primarily African American Chief Executive Officers of law enforcement agencies at federal, state, and municipal levels who are committed to “Justice by Action”.

The San Gabriel Valley Chapter was established in 2003 and covers the area from Burbank east to the Inland Empire.

“NOBLE has long served as the ‘Conscience of Law Enforcement.’” according to a statement released on Thursday. “The San Gabriel Valley Chapter (SGV) has played an integral role in accomplishing this mission through outreach programs that not only educate but nurture, strengthen and validate our youth as well.

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