Victoria Buentello

Victoria graduated from Edison High School and will be attending UTSA in the Fall.

Juanita Enriquez

Juanita graduated from Sam Houston High School and in the Fall will be attending Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Col. Marjorie Ann Ferrandino Scholarship. These graduating seniors received their $1,000 awards from GVST on June 2, 2021, at a Zoom meeting hosted by the SAISD Foundation and attended by Andrew Waring, President of GVST, Ruth Sagebiel, Scholarship Committee Chairwoman, and their school Counselors and Principals.  The Zoom video is on the GVST YouTube site. (see Menu above)


This scholarship fund, managed by GVST, is due to a generous bequest from the estate of Col. Marjorie Ann Ferrandino.  After her retirement, Marg became an enthusiastic volunteer for GVST, sharing her passion for gardening and conservation.  She especially wanted to encourage young women to pursue an education leading to a career in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science, and land and water conservation, or a career teaching in those fields.


Both of this year’s seniors met and exceeded this criteria, choosing  environmental science as their academic path. ‘
Thank you’ to Judy Geelhoed and the SAISD Foundation for your efforts to match our goals with these outstanding young women.