Orland Scholarship Awarded to Cadet in Academy 109
Publish Date: Oct. 20, 2023
Margie Orland, mother of Fire Captain, Michael Orland continues his legacy at Crafton through the awarding of a scholarship to support one cadet each academy.
For the Academy 109 presentation, Michael’s son Jacob Orland joined his grandmother in reviewing the essays and selecting a candidate.
John Magallanez was selected as the recipient for Academy 109. Magallanez, who commutes from Pasadena every day to attend the academy, shared with the Orlands that his journey to become a firefighter was inspired by an experience he had at the age of four when he was rescued from a locked car.
Orland addressed the entire class before ending the ceremony. “I admire your motto ‘all grit, no quit’ - that was Mike’s life motto also and he would have been very proud of each of you. Wishing you a great future in your forthcoming careers and may you always be safe.”