Charles "Troop" Petrone Scholarship
In 1967 Troop Petrone joined the Pasadena High School faculty after spending 3 years with the Peace Corps teaching in Mali, Africa. During the 21 yeas he was at Pasadena High School he was very active in both PEA and later PFT; was involved in Phi Delta Kappa, eventually becoming its president; he chaired many committees at both the school and district level; taught all levels of classes from reading and proficiency English to the Advanced Placement classes; and chaired the English department for many years.
During his last 5 – 7 years at Pasadena High School, Troop’s interest in language took him to his favoriteMexico City where he was able to become proficient in the Spanish language. This enabled him to become a very good ESL teacher. It was typical of Troop to immerse himself in a subject and to love it. He had a wide variety of interests including photography, writing, translating poetry, gourmet cooking and he was a voracious reader of almost all kinds of books. He was vitally interested in people and cultures and was very good with young people because he was such an interested person.
Charles “Troop” Petrone passed away in March 1990 at the age of 48. In his memory, his many friends, colleagues and students set up a scholarship in his name. This scholarship is for a graduating senior whose presence stimulates a pleasant learning atmosphere, a willingness to accommodate others’ viewpoints, shows an enthusiasm for learning and an interest in literature beyond the mere merit of the work.
Year Awarded To 1991 Cybele Lyle 1992 Hanako Yamamuru 1993 Janette Girod 1994 Leticia Alonso
1996 Wyatt Bernthal
1997 Hoorig Nassasian
1998 Hayward Kjelsrom
Shirley Pakling Wan
1999 Marsha Batson
2000 Ka-Ying (Monica) Chu
2002 Victoria Maria Ramos
2004 Khatchadour Khatchadoruian 2006 Brian Le 2007 Nereida Arteaga 2008 Lindsay Ong 2009 No award given 2010 Alexandria Rozario 2011 No award given 2012
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