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Photos (2x2-inch negatives, Kodak Safety Film) by Ken Faggetter/The Signal.
March 28, 1973 — College of the Canyons student William W. "Bill" Leach (Hart High 1967) is one of eight semi-finalists in the Southern California regional California Community College Awards program, sponsored by Bank of America. Leach was one of two SoCal junior college students selected in the social science-humanities division. The ceremony was held at the Sportsmen's Lodge in North Hollywood.
Below, from left: Bob Riggs, manager of Bank of America's Newhall office; NoHo resident Jeannette E. Crane, a student at Los Angeles Valley College; Leach; and Dr. Robert Pax, Assistant Superintendent for Business, Ventura Community College District.
At the finals on May 2, Crane won first place ($2,000 prize money) in the social science-humanities division, and Leach came in second ($1,000 prize). (See Los Angeles Times, 5/13/1973.)
Download additional photos from this event (non-COC students) here. Signal Photo Archive, Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society collection.