Insurance (PVI) Announces New Scholarship.
Quackenbush Excellence in Journalism Scholarship
was created by PVI to recognize and honor Mr. Quackenbush's
legacy to Valley Center. Mr. Quackenbush, who passed
in 2015, was the grandfather of PVI"S Manager, Brandon
Mr. Quackenbush had a long history of
buying, selling and launching small-town newspapers
during his career, assisted by his wife, Marjorie, who
was his partner in life and business. Eventually, they
wound up in Valley Center, where they began publishing
the Valley Roadrunner in 1974.
In the first issue, dated March 1, 1974,
Mr. Quackenbush wrote, "We think No. 10 is our last
paper because we regard the "Highway to the Stars" (a
historical reference to Valley Center) as the bit of
acreage closest to Heaven as a body can get. And when
Home is Heaven…well, what's the point in looking any
And stay they did. During his fifteen-years
of owning and publishing the Valley Roadrunner, Mr.
Quackenbush made a name for himself as a trusted and
respected businessman and member of the community. He
was involved in numerous organizations, served on many
Boards, and went above and beyond to do his civic duty
and to give back to the community.
Together, during their tenure in Valley
Center, the Quackenbushs forged a legacy of honor and
integrity in both their personal and professional lives.
It is PVI's pleasure to recognize and
honor Mr. Quackenbush's contributions to our community,
both personally and professionally, by awarding the
Van Quackenbush Excellence in Journalism Scholarship
to a deserving graduating senior from Valley Center
High School, beginning in 2019.