This past fall, Assistant Director Alex Serna collaborated with Director of Counseling Olivia Huie at JSerra Catholic High School to raise funds for a Breakthrough SJC scholarship that would benefit one Breakthrough senior. Alex Serna kicked off the campaign by going on JSerra’s “The Lion Report” to share the news with JSerra students and faculty. Within one week, JSerra students, staff, and parents raised $1,000 for one Breakthrough SJC senior to use for college expenses.

In order to receive the scholarship, Breakthrough SJC seniors had to complete an application which included short answer questions, a resume, and a letter of recommendation. Last Friday, the scholarship was awarded to San Juan Hills High School senior Cinthia Muniz. Following the news, Cinthia visited JSerra Catholic High School to meet with Olivia Huie and accept her scholarship during a live taping of “The Lion Report” (See the video here). Before the taping, Olivia Huie congratulated Cinthia on winning the scholarship and stated, “This is something we’ll try to do every year.”

We’d like to thank JSerra Catholic High School and Director of Counseling Olivia Huie for showing their support for Breakthrough SJC and funding a scholarship for our students. Congratulations to Cinthia for receiving the scholarship and for getting accepted into Cal State San Marcos!