Buena High Scholar-Athlete Amber Nozzi Named
Irish Belle for 29th St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 11
Amber Nozzi of Ventura has been selected to serve as this year’s Irish Belle for the 2017 County Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade begins at the San Buenaventura Mission on Saturday, March 11, at 10 a.m. and moves up Main Street by the Judges Stand on Chestnut and continues to Laurel Street.
Nozzi is a senior at Buena High School. She is a scholar-athlete who played volleyball at Buena all four years and will be graduating in June with summa cum laude honors.
Nozzi is involved in her school’s Renaissance Leadership program that recognizes and rewards students for their academic achievements and improving school culture and climate. She also is active in the California Scholarship Federation and Habitat for Humanity.
Nozzi is a teacher in the children’s ministry at New Life Community Church in Oxnard and in the fall will attend Westmont College and major in business and economics.
Nozzi duties as the parade’s 6th Irish Belle are to attend promotional activities supporting the parade and to ride in the convertible that leads the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee entry.
The theme of this year’s parade is “The Sporting Life: The Games We Play,” with long boarding and surfing champion Mary Osborne serving as Grand Marshal with Ventura’s surfing dog Haole at her side.