Skip to main content


WHS banner

 Feb. 25, 2019


“Juniors and Seniors: Come be a Cabin Leader At Outdoor School for Minte White and DLAMP for the week of 3/5-8! Send your applications in soon before all the spots are gone! Pick up an application in room 130 or 402. Fill it out and send it to 831 291 3997 and get ready for the BEST WEEK EVER!”



Coming April 17 thru April 28

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

A musical comedy from WHS Drama


A representative from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo will be at the Library on March 29th at 1 pm. If interested in attending please sign up with Ms. Morasca through school loop or the sign up sheet outside her door. 


A representative from CSUMB will be at the library on March 7th at 12:25. Juniors who did not attend the college night presentation from CSUMB please sign up. You can sign up with Ms. Morasca through school loop or the sign up sheet outside her door. 



There will be a local scholarship presentation in the Career Center on Wednesday, February 20th at 1:15pm. Please attend, if you were absent from your English class when Ms. Morasca presented on the local scholarship.   


Save the Date Seniors! Our last Cash for College (Financial Aid) workshop will be held on February 20th  from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the library. Come to this workshop to complete your FAFSA or Dream Act application. Please bring your chormebook to the event. 



Seniors the upcoming final deadline for ordering caps and gowns is fast approaching.  Any Senior who still needs to order should go online to   The deadline is March 31.


Seniors:The local scholarship application will open January 23rd and is located on the Watsonville High scholarship page. There is one application and students are considered for several scholarships. The deadline to submit the application is Wednesday, March 13th at 2:30pm.  Apply for the scholarship today!


Save the Date Seniors! Our last Cash for College (Financial Aid) workshop will be held on February 20th  from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the library. Come to this workshop to complete your FAFSA or Dream Act application. Please bring your chormebook to the event.


Work at the Boardwalk

Please announce to your students that we have “Instant Interviews” at the Boardwalk.  

What does that mean?  If a student shows up to our HR Office any time between 10 AM to 4 PM Monday-Saturday, we will interview him or her instantly/immediately/on-the-spot. 

 Human Resources is located across the street from the Carousel ride.



Tish Denevan, SPHR

Community Employment Coordinator

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

400 Beach Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

P (831)460-3377 x4



Hope Services is a non-profit organization that provides services for people with developmental disabilities.  We also have some thrift stores and are looking to offer opportunities for high school students to get their volunteer hours at our local store located at 1060 S. Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA 95076-4163. Please contact Traci Taber, Store Manager at (831) 761-4163 for more information. 


Fridays are Wildcatz days! Wear your black and gold – show your Wildcatz PRIDE! (Earn ROAR points too!)


WHS Clubs and Organizations Meeting Times  

The Watsonville High Robotics Group meets every Friday at 3:00 in room 302. All are welcome

MESA:  meets every Monday at lunch in B-2, bring your lunch and bring a friend.

9/10. We have a speaker from Google.


Music Enrichment meets Fridays from 3:15-5:15 and Saturdays from 8-12 in room 202.

WHS Mexicans-Americans Taking Action  Club—(MATA CLUB)—meets on Wednesday at lunch in room 604

If you have a club on campus please send me the information for this school year.



If you have something you would like published in the Bulletin send it to Pat Edwards before Noon Fridays.



Use of the Mello Center - To use the Mello Center: Obtain a “Mello Center Request” form from Pat Edwards and return it to his box in the Mail room.


Use of other Areas - All other requests for using school areas must be made thru the Fiscal Clerks Office. Remember these applications must be submitted at least TWO WEEKS in advance to the Fiscal Clerk’s office.


Catz News - If you have anything that you want promoted on the 5 minute Catz News cast, please send your request to:


WHS Bulletin - Just a reminder that all additions to this Bulletin must be emailed to me by Friday at Noon INLC



Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

Amount: $5,000 Deadline: February 26, 2019

Filipino heritage (at least 50%), Financial need, Incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in 2019-20, Minimum GPA: 3.0. Career: engineering, computer, physical or environmental  sciences (Note: Excluding healthcare professions).Residency: Northern California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus or Yolo.

Chin: Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 Deadline: February 26, 2019

Student or parent currently/formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant, any ethnic heritage, minimum GPA: 3.0, financial need, community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes, incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate at a two-year community college or four-year college/university in 2019-20, No citizenship status requirement

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship

Amount:$2,500-$5,000 Deadline: February 26, 2019

Criteria: Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. census, first in immediate family to attend college, minimum GPA 2.8, financial need, resident of California, with preference given to Bay Area residents. Incoming freshman to be enrolled as fulltime student at an accredited four-year college or university in the Fall of 2019.

Native Daughters of the Golden West/ Mae B. Wilkin/Phyrne Lorenz Scholarship

Amount: $5,000   Deadline: February 28, 2019

Male and Female applicants with a 3 or above GPA, have taken the SAT/ACT, High school senior in Santa Cruz County who has been accepted or anticipates being accepted to a four year college. U.S. Citizen. Essay, two letters of recommendation, and official transcripts needed.

The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation

Amount: $100,000 to be distributed   Deadline: February 28, 2019

Be a freshman in the 2019-2020 academic year and anticipate enrolling at a U.S. accredited college/university in the 2019-2020 academic year Have a cumulative, un-weighted grade point average between 3.7 and 4.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Have a minimum SAT score of 1300 (out of 1600) or a minimum ACT score of 28.  Have at least two reference letters, one of which must be from a current or former teacher in an academic subject. Applicants should have demonstrated outstanding personal achievements, academic merit, leadership qualities and/or community service. Special consideration will be noted for applicants: who have parents that are United States veterans or are currently in the U.S. military; with a demonstrated financial need; with parents who did not attend college; or with a documented significant disability. Submit personal statements Have applied to a U.S. college/university. Submit to interviews in person or by phone/Skype, if requested.

The Dream.US Scholarship

Amount: Up to $25,000     Deadline: February 28, 2019

The Dream.US Scholarship Program awards scholarships to Dreamers who have DACA or TPS status and who have demonstrated significant unmet financial need and the determination to succeed in college and in life. Open to high school seniors who are first time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges. Student needs to have an un-weighted GPA of 2.5 or higher, have not enrolled in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program or have earned college credits; must be eligible for in-state tuition if seeking to attend a Partner College that is a public institution; Have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday; Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval.

https ui v1 icons mail images cleardot.gif


Sons of Italy Western Foundation Academic Scholarship

Amount: TBD    Deadline: March 1, 2019

Applicants must be wholly or partly of Italian ancestry and high school seniors. Must be enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College, University, or Community College for the fall of 2019. Essay, transcripts, and letters of recommendation needed

Italian Language Study Grant

Amount: TBD    Deadline: March 1, 2019

Applicants must be wholly or partly of Italian ancestry and high school seniors. Must be enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College, University, or Community College for the fall of 2019. Essay, transcripts, and letters of recommendation needed

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship

Amount: $10,000 Deadline: March 1,2019

Criteria: Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card. Age Eligibility: Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool. The finalists will again be decided by voting!


California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $2,000-$8,000   Deadline: March 8, 2019

To qualify for the scholarship students must have a parent or legal guardian who was employed by a California vineyard during the 2018-2019 winegrape growing season. Be graduating from high school and planning to attend a California four-year university/state college or a two-year community college in the fall. Transcripts, SAT/ACT, letter of recommendation, and essay required.


Robert Miller Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500-$1,000 Deadline: March  8, 2019

Be a Central Coast high school senior; Plan to major in viticulture or enology at either Alan Hancock Community College or Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Transcripts, SAT/ACT, letter of recommendation, and essay required.

America’s 911 Foundation

Amount$2,000 Deadline: March 9, 2019

If you or your parent, one or both, is an active duty First Responder you are eligible. A first responder is someone who has arrest authority, someone who works on an ambulance or rescue vehicle helping others, EMTs, Paramedics, Firefighters, Police, Sheriff's Office, Game Warden, Border Partol, Park Rangers, Marshals, Correctional Officers or a dispatcher for any of the noted above. These positions can be Paid or Volunteer. Essay required

WHS Local Scholarship

Amount: TBD Deadline March 13, 2019 at 2:30pm

The local scholarship are scholarships provided from community organizations. These providers like to see students from their community succeed and, therefore, offer scholarships only to Watsonville High School seniors.  There is one application and students will be considered for several of them. Seniors will need to complete the application in one sitting. In order for application to be complete, student must submit online application and hard copies. See Watsonville High School Scholarship webpage for more details.

WHS 2019 Dance Club Scholarship

Amount:TBD Deadline: March 13, 2019 at 2:30pm

Watsonville High Seniors Only-Please submit your application, taxes, and essay to Nicole Morasca or Leandra Cabadas by March 13, 2019 at 2:30pm. Seniors only are eligible to apply:  If you were or are a members of the WHS Dance club or if you participated in ¡Cultura Caliente! by producing our program,recording, ushering, or MCing.


Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship

Amount:$400 Deadline: March 15, 2019   

Total cumulative GPA of at least 3.2and meet all of the requirements in either #1 or #2: 1) Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois and Nevada, only where Branches of the Federation are established. or 2) if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, the student must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where Branches of the Federation are established -membership of a Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is mandatory for #2.

2019 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

Amount: $2,000  Deadline: March 15, 2019

Applicant must be a graduating senior of Japanese American descent at an accredited high school with a grade point average minimum of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0.  Applicant should be actively involved in her or his local community.

The Corralitos Women's Club Scholarship

Amount:TBD     Deadline: March 15, 2019

Applicants must be a high school student in a  Pajaro Valley School with a minimum 3.0 GPA; or resident in one of the following zip codes: 95076, 95019, 95003; and be a U.S. Citizen.

https ui v1 icons mail images cleardot.gif