By Rick LaPlante, New Haven Director of Parent & Community Relations
Stanford University football coach David Shaw will be a special guest Friday, April 22, at the New Haven Schools Foundationís annual scholarship luncheon, honoring recipients of the Foundationís scholarship program for graduating seniors in the New Haven Unified School District.
Coach Shaw, who as an assistant last year helped Stanford to a 12-1 record and a No. 4 national ranking, took over the head coaching job when Jim Harbaugh was hired by the San Francisco 49ers. He is a product of New Haven schools, having graduated from James Logan High in 1991. He played wide receiver at Stanford before embarking on a coaching career that included 10 seasons as an assistant coach in the National Football League and the past four seasons at Stanford.
Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer will help present some 70 scholarships, worth approximately $55,000, to seniors from James Logan High School and Conley-Caraballo High School.
The luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m., at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 32083 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City. Tickets are $75, a portion of which is tax-deductible. To order tickets, contact Executive Director Barbara Aro-Valle by telephone (471-3850) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the Foundationís website (www.nhsfoundation.org).