Nancy helped give out awards on Saturday, June 19th, at the 8th Annual Scholarship Celebration for Project GRAD, supported by friends Anne Archer and Marisol Nichols and run by CEO of Project GRAD Ford Roosevelt.
Every year, Project GRAD honors the academic accomplishments of a new class of college-bound scholars. This year, one of the honorees was connected to us in a strange way. Myriam Martinez approached Nancy at the event and told her that Leo Martinez, Nancy’s gardener, was her father. She was the youngest of four children and Leo had encouraged all of his kids to go through the program and they had all succeeded.
Nancy decided this was worthy of recognition and awarded Leo the first ever Happy House Good Choices Award. She presented Leo with the award, with his family in attendance, at her home in Northridge. He was recognized for his “extreme dedication as a father in applying the precepts ‘Help Children’ and ‘Set a Good Example’.”
Great job Leo! You are truly an example in your home and your community.