"Harbor area high schools turn out the leaders of our community and we wanted to give kids an outlet to say why they loved their high school, loved their community, and felt connected to the future of the Harbor area," said Mike Ungaro.
San Pedro, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2015
California Coastal Landmark, the San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant, will be honoring the achievements of 28 students from all four Harbor Area High Schools -- Banning High School, Mary Star of the Sea Catholic High School, San Pedro High School, and Port of Los Angeles High School in the first ever YouTube Scholarship program in the harbor area.
"Harbor area high schools turn out the leaders of our community and we wanted to give kids an outlet to say why they loved their high school, loved their community, and felt connected to the future of the Harbor area," said Mike Ungaro, Senior Vice President, San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant. "Each of the videos was amazing and it is clear the incredible talent that is being developed in our classrooms."
In January, working with principals at all four high schools, San Pedro Fish Market offered students the opportunity to apply for $1,000 scholarships by posting a video on YouTube, that was coordinated with their school, and showed the reasons why they loved their community and their school. To qualify for the scholarship, students then had to tag the video with #ilovesanpedro and #ilovewilmington.
"On behalf of all the students, parents, and staff at POLAHS, thank you for your generosity and for choosing to support the youth of the Harbor Community! We can only hope that more local businesses will follow the Fish Market's lead by taking a proactive approach to community redevelopment," said Tom Scotti, Principal of Port of Los Angeles High School. "Rather than sitting around griping about what the city needs to do to make things better, San Pedro Fish Market & Restaurant is busy making sure our future leaders reach their potential."
The awards event on Friday, March 20 at 3:00 PM will be held dockside to the main channel for the Port of Los Angeles. All four high schools, major scholarship award winners, and area leaders including Senator Isadore Hall, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka, Port of Los Angeles Deputy Executive Doane Liu have confirmed their participation along with several other invitees (list attached).
WHAT San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant Awards $1,000 Scholarships To Students From Four Harbor Area High Schools Who Participated in Their YouTube Scholarship Contest.
WHO San Pedro High School Principal and Student Winner
Banning High School Principal and Student Winner
Port of Los Angeles High School Principal And Student Winner
Mary Star of the Sea Catholic High Principal and Student Winner
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka
Port of Los Angeles Deputy Executive Director Doane Liu
Senator Isadore Hall, confirmed
Rep. Janice Hahn, invited
State Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell, invited
Mayor Eric Garcetti, invited
LA Councilman Joe Buscaino, invited
WHERE San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant
1190 Nagoya Way
San Pedro, CA 90731
Conference will be dockside, media check in at main entrance, power available
WHEN Friday, March 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM
WHY In January 2015, San Pedro Fish Market offered students at the four Harbor area High Schools scholarships for posting videos, that were coordinated with their schools, on YouTube detailing why they loved their hometown of San Pedro and/or Wilmington. The winner was determined by number of views. The videos entered into the contest have been viewed more than 36,000 times and shared hundreds of times.
CONTACT Jeff Gibson (949) 851-8511
ABOUT SAN PEDRO FISH MARKET
Founded in 1957, San Pedro Fish Market & Restaurant has grown into a top rated destination on the LAWaterfront whose seafood, Lonely Planet described by saying, “Seafood feasts don't get any more decadent than at this family-run harbor-view institution.” Routinely serving more than 20,000 diners each week, San Pedro Fish Market is also one of the most recognized brands in the frozen food section of more than 750 premium and mass market supermarkets across the Southwest and Hawaii where consumers can pick from four microwavable versions of our world famous shrimp tray. Just as at the restaurant and market, all ingredients are the freshest available and meant to be prepared and enjoyed directly in the kitchen with your favorite ice cold beverage. For more information, go to our website at http://ow.ly/obvmS.
In the past year, San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant has helped 35 San Pedro community charities as part of their effort to strengthen the communities of the Los Angeles Harbor area.
In addition, San Pedro Fish Market shrimp tray family dinners are sold in over 750 stores in California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, and Hawaii at Sam's Club, Vons, Stater Brothers, Food4Less, Superior Markets, and Times Supermarkets.