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Jackets of Excellence

Jackets of Excellence 2017

We congratulate all of the 62 recipients of this year's Jackets of Excellence Recognition. In collaboration with the Venice Chamber of Commerce, these students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance, their community service involvement, and their active participation on campus. 

JOE 2017

JOE 2017

What is "Jackets of Excellence"

"Jackets of Excellence" is an award to recognize Venice students who have demonstrated the best attributes of a Gondo. 


The Community Luncheon has been honoring staff and community members since 1965. The tradition to honor seniors began in 1984. Since then, over 1,200 jackets have been awarded. The 2016 Community Luncheon committee was represented by members from the Venice Chamber of Commerce, the Venice Neighborhood Council, the Venice Alumni Association, Venice High School, and the WLGS Magnet. There were many corporate sponsors and individual sponsors of the jackets from the community as well. It was a beautiful event attended by over 200 people.

Jackets of Excellence 2016-2017

Our 33rd annual Jacket of Excellence Awards will take place on Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 12:45 in the East Gym.   If you would like to sponsor a jacket for one of our awardees, please pledge online at the Venice Chamber Of Commerce website.   Sponsors are needed:


                                 Venice Community Sponsor        $125

                                 Venice Community Friend           $250

                                 Venice Community Angel            $500

                                 Venice Community Champion     $1,000


Invest in our community's future today!


If you would like to mail in a check, make checks payable to Venice Chamber of Commerce and mail to PO Box 202, Venice, CA 90291.

Jackets of Excellence Recipients, 2016

Jackets of Excellence Recipients, 2016

Students Honored:  Joshua Alaie, Hagar Hassan Ali, Mariam Aly, Tanapat Ampornprapha, Daniel Anderson, Wendy Arce, Sara Smith Babakhyi, Jeny Bannon, Ashley Briones, Catherine Barrie, Maina Cioni, John Covarrubias, Corynn Craig, Alexander De La Cruz, Ugyen, Dorji, Simon Greiner, Iris Jacobs, Laura Johnson, Mellia Kanani, Emily Kang, Emily Lui, Benjamin Melechin, Merlyn Miano, Jocelyn Morales, Lauren Moy, Karina Orozco, Ine Richards, Miranda Robinson, Andrew J. Selvo, Anika Troeger, Graciela Trujillo, Yesenia Vargas, Jennifer Vazquez, Blake Wakasa, William Yi

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This video comes to us courtesy of Yo Venice! Check out the accompanying article on last year's Luncheon of Excellence.