Margaret Martina Stuefloten | Colusa Union HS 1936

My mother, Margaret Martina Stuefloten, became a Life Member in 1936, graduating from Colusa High School, Colusa, California. She received outstanding marks and we are so proud to know that she’s a CSF Alumni.

Best regards, Julie Holland Looney, Margaret’s youngest daughter

Margaret was born December 29, 1917 in Santa Barbara, California, youngest of eight children.
She graduated from Colusa High School in1936 receiving a Certificate of Life Membership in the California Scholarship Federation, “by reason of her consistent and superior Scholarship and Service.”
After high school, Margaret began working at a bank in Colusa where she met Barney and married in 1937. Margaret and Barney had three daughters.

Margaret was active in the Arbuckle Methodist Church, was a 4-H leader, cooked for the family and many guests and events, sewed, made clothes for and refurbished dolls for those in need and worked at local rummage sales. Barney volunteered at the Arbuckle Fire Department for fifteen years retiring as Assistant Chief. Margaret actively assisted Barney with their business of contracting, rentals, building inspections, cabinet making and later owning a mobile park. She managed the books and rentals all while raising their family, running the household, helping in the community and at times working outside the home. Barney and Margaret were avid golfers and enjoyed traveling around the US, to British Columbia, Hawaii and Thailand and to visit their daughters and relatives.

Margaret’s 100th birthday was well celebrated with a packed house of family and friends. She lived a long and full life of almost 103 years!

CSF Alumna Margaret Martina Stuefloten Life Member 1936
CSF Alumna Margaret Martina Stuefloten Life Member 1936
CSF Alumna Margaret Martina Stuefloten Life Member 1936

Tammy – Los Alamitos High School Chapter 837 | 1971

CSF Registrar Tammy (Leviton) Lundblad and her husband, Bart, were CSF members at Los Alamitos High School in 1971. Bart Lundblad found these photos on

Los ALamitos High School CSF 1971
Los Alamitos High School CSF 1971
Miss Grennan, CSF Adviser, Los Alamitos High School CSF 1971

Miss Grennan, Adviser. CSF Chapter 837, Los Alamitos High School, 1971

Top Photo: 1st Semester
Row 1: L. Peachee. M. Ou yang. G. Kessler. R. Johnson. L. Anders. C. Booth, B. Olmsted, C. Winn. J. Pomeroy, T. Godlas. D. Miller. S. Perez. C. Steelberg, J. Atlas, R. Binkoff. K. Mclellan, A. Demmon.
Row2: J. Odell. L. Domino. B. Bruner, G. Kronenberg. N. Cohn, D. Escalante, D. Olsen, J. Slifrin, D. Royes. K. Caplan, J. Emrich. P. Wolf, B. Booth, B. Quaid, D. Aarons. P. Lathrop D. Wheeler. C. Youngworth.
Row 3: M. Hornak, B. Cochran, T. Leviton. K. Campbell. M. Kootsikas, T. Clegg, S. Burger. K. Rasmussen. T. Stoner. D. Frankel. P. Crockett, C. Schach, P. Neprud. M. O’Brine. P. Phillips, C. Clark. D. Gottlieb. R. Hillman, P. Crum.
Row 4: D. Lande, J. Trompeter, R. Diller. B. Kewak, C. Mace. M. McCollum, S. Opferman, D. Booth. M. Chernyk, C. Smith. E. Wolff. M. Dechko. C. Christopherson, C. Powers. N. Luebbe·n. L. Emrick. Row 6: J. Jashinski. M. Yospe, T. Frazier, B. White. B. Pack, D. Knowles. D. Diener. C. Orgill, S. Marr, B. Lundblad.

Bottom photo: 2nd Semester
Row 1: S. Paris, C. Foster. B. Cochran, J. Atlas. D. Aarons.Vice President. D. Frankel, Historian. M. Hornak, President. M. Luebben, Secretary, Mrs. Zabel, Advisor, G. Eberts. M. Davis.
Row 2: M. O’Brine, B. Dorwin. B. Bruner. C. Smith, M. Dehko, R. Gorth, L. Glenn. S. Yordy, D. Wardle. S. Ribman, D. Swarz.
Row 3: D. Wheeler. K. Rasmussen, R. Wahl, K. Stotts. K. Foster. B. Olmsted. M. Koostsikas. D. Olsen, C. Booth, K. Campbell, C. Harman.
Row 4: J. Welsh L. Williams. D. Royes. P. Crockett. D. Minton. T. Stoner, D. Bilodeau. C. Phillips. P. Noonan. V. Vasentine. N. Cohn.
Row 5: T. George. D. Diener. A. Demmon. J. Endriss, K. Vance, C. Lemmon. J. Emrich, A. Pongracz. P. Lathrop, P. Wolf. G. Kronenberg.
Row 6: A. Freer. G. Gray. R. Hovind, D. Korsen. N. Luebben, L. Freeman. S. Pascal, C. Orgill. B. Lundblad, T. Leviton.
Row 7: D. Gottlieb. H. Oaks, C. Clark. B. Aratani. J. Tsao. S. Stapleford, C. DePoy, C. Schach. L. Lansdell. S. Fletcher, B. Warren. M. Ouyang.

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NOTE: Chapter 837 Inception Year 1968

Laura – Arroyo High School Chapter 536 | 1964

May 13, 2019

To: California Scholarship Federation Inc.
28241 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite F #201
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

In the middle of my freshman year, my family moved to San Lorenzo, California, where I attended Arroyo High School, graduating in 1964 with a CSF Life Membership (the larger pin dates from 1964). My Math, English, and Social Studies classes were “MA” sections (“more able”); there were no AP (advanced placement) classes at that time. I played in the school orchestra one year, was in the Future Teachers club, and was president of the Spanish Club. Outside of school, I gave private piano lessons. Each semester, I qualified for CSF membership. Upon graduating, the San Lorenzo District Teachers Association chose me as one of their scholarship recipients. They renewed the scholarship each year based on my grades, enabling me to earn a B.A. in Spanish, and then an Elementary Teaching Credential, from California State Hayward (now called California State University East Bay). Over time, I earned additional credentials, and my career included elementary school teaching, community college teaching (reading and English as a Second Language), Job Corps teaching (language arts), reading specialist, and high school librarian.

When I was awarded a CSF Lifetime pin, my mother realized that she would have qualified had her high school been participating in the program. She attended Commerce High School in San Francisco and took all the job-oriented courses, such as accounting, dictation, and typing. However, on her own, she had researched the entrance requirements for the University of California, Berkeley. She carefully made sure to include all those required academic courses as well. She maintained outstanding grades in all of her classes, both vocational and academic.

Her graduation date must have been around 1929. But it was decades later that she contacted CSF, verified her high school qualifying courses and grades, and was belatedly awarded her own CSF Lifetime pin (the smaller pin dates from as late as 2000).

My mother graduated high school at 14 years of age (skipping grades was common back then for the brightest students), with the dream of attending UC Berkeley and becoming a teacher. Unfortunately, her parents told her that she must get a fulltime job immediately in order to support herself. She was broken hearted. Looking more like a youn adult than a teenager, being the top student recommended by her school, and projecting confidence and competence in interviews, she was immediately hired despite a depressed economy and widespread unemployment. She never stopped taking night school classes, studying on her own, and reading voraciously.

Thank you, CSF, for being an important part of our stories.

CSF Member

NOTE: Chapter 536 Inception Year 1957