​​​​The 53rd Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet 

will be held

March 2023


Almansor Court, Alhambra


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The Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation is proud to announce that Isaiah Dunn of St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs was chosen as a scholar-athlete for the 2022 Team of Distinction by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. He will continue his education at the University of Notre Dame in the Fall of 2022 as a pre-med major.

Dunn played for four years on the varsity team as quarterback. The team won the All Mission League 2018, 2019 and 2021 (2020 was a gap year due to the pandemic). He was the Mission League MVP in 2021 and a Christian Leadership Award Winner.

Also in 2021, Dunn served as team captain while maintaining a 4.5 GPA as an Advance Placement Scholar throughout his four years in high school.

Apart from his studies and football, Dunn has volunteered for Feed the Homeless and Cloth the Homeless organizations. Click here to read more about the Team of Distinction.

This was the Chapter's 5th Annual Coaches Mixer. Once again it was a very successful event and a good time was had by all. There were 15 high school coaches in attendance and six chapter members.

During the program, Dominic Farrar, son of Coach Lou Farrar, spoke on behalf of his father and the Farrar Family thanking the Chapter for the fellowship with his father and the work the chapter has accomplished with high school football teams in the area. Lou Farrar was also recently honored, posthumously, at the National Football Coaches Association conference in Nashville, TN with the Legacy Award and by the Southern California Football Coaches Association by naming the Lou Farrar Legacy Award. Richard Shearer, CIF-SS Commissioner, spoke about the 2020 high school football season. With the permission of the Farrar Family, we have named our Coaches Mixer the Lou Farrar Mixer and will be presenting a $1,000 scholarship in the name of Lou Farrar at this year's 50th Anniversary Scholar Athlete Banquet.

Jesse Ceniceros, Head Football Coach at El Monte High School, received the San Gabriel Valley Tribune's Coach of the Year Award. El Monte High School won the CIF-SS Division 12 Championship, the CIF State Division 5 Southern Regional Championship and the California Division 5 State Championship. El Monte was undefeated, 15 - 0, and the first school from our area to win a State Championship in football.

2020 Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley Football Coaches Mixer

​January 22, 2020, Villa Tepeyac

Recognizing and honoring San Gabriel Valley’s and Greater Pasadena’s high school senior top student-athletes who have demonstrated outstanding academic and athletic achievements. See our chapter featured in the NFF Chapter Network newsletter.

Isaiah Dunn, St. Paul High School,  Member of the 2022 National Team of Distinction receives his certificate. 

The Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley chapter of the National Football Foundation honors student-athletes from the following schools:  Alhambra, Arcadia, Arroyo, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bassett, Bell Gardens, Bishop Amat, Blair, Bonita, California, Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary, Charter Oak, Claremont, Covina, Damien, Diamond Bar, Diamond Ranch, Don Bosco, Duarte, El Monte, El Rancho, Gabrielino, Ganesha, Garey, Gladstone, Glen A. Wilson, Glendora, John Muir, La Canada, La Puente, La Salle, Los Altos, Maranatha, Mark Keppel, Marshall Fundamental, Monrovia, Montebello, Mountain View, Nogales, Northview, Pasadena, Pasadena Poly, Pioneer, Pomona, Rio Hondo Prep, Rosemead, Rowland, Salesian, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, Santa Fe, Schurr, Sierra Vista, South El Monte, South Hills, South Pasadena, St. Francis, St. Paul, Temple City, Walnut, Webb, West Covina, Whittier and Workman.

Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley Chapter

"On behalf of Lawrence Spicer, I would like to thank your organization for awarding him. He is extremely honored to have received such a prestigious award from a pool of highly qualified athletes.

- Delphine J. Spicer

Coach of the Year -

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Congratulations to Jesse Ceniceros,

Head Football Coach at El Monte High School

“Often times a high school student is so focused on the next step they forget what past accomplishments they have had. Completing the application process was a great reminder of what my son has done thus far… The banquet, the student athletes and guest speakers were inspiring. It was truly an evening that my son will never forget.”

Click here to see full testimonial.

2021/2022 Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley 


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