May 2016 Advocate: Joe McDonough AFT Social Justice Scholarship


Joe McDonough AFT Social Justice Scholarship awarded

by Susan McDonough, daughter of Joe McDonough (former CSM psychology professor) and creator of the Joe McDonough AFT Scholarship, which honors her father’s years of activism in AFT 1493 and his commitment to social justice

The family of Joe McDonough and AFT 1493 are pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Joe McDonough AFT Social Justice Scholarship ($5000).

Skyline student Patricia Ann Manubay (pictured below) is the winner for the 2015-2016 school year.  Her Patricia-Anne-webopening words in her essay were, “At a young age I knew I had big dreams of changing the world… I fell in love with two of the most unpopular hobbies: writing and community service.”

Believing that the aim of education is not just knowledge but action, Patricia has accomplished much in her short life.   A recipient of numerous public service awards in high school and at Skyline, Patricia is a member of the Dead Beat Writers club and works with the Skyline View Newspaper.  Majoring in psychology, she plans to transfer to USF or Berkeley and continuing her work.

Last year Patricia won a national competition called Lead360 for her Dream Boxes, stemming from her experience with bullying, self-doubt, and her love for education and writing. The actual Dream Boxes were filled with school and art supplies, and a letter of encouragement.  By the end of High School to the end of her first semester at Skyline, she was able to distribute over 50,000 Dream Boxes to families, schools, and students in the United States and the Philippines.

Congratulations Patricia Ann!