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GECAC awards 10 service challenge college scholarships

Post Date:06/06/2017 3:46 PM

GECAC awards 10 service challenge college scholarships 

Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) gave out a record amount of scholarships due to the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Ten graduating seniors were awarded $9,500. The service challenge scholarship requires students to complete a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer service during their high school years to be eligible. Not all hours need to be completed with GECAC. The 2017 recipients include:

▶Ripon High senior Mikayal Avila, she volunteered 240 hours with GECAC tutoring students. She also has been active with Future Farmers of America and AgFest. She plans to attend Modesto Junior College and work toward a career in nursing.

▶Manteca High senior Lesley Betancourt volunteered 332 hours with GECAC at Shasta School. She also completed over 450 hours as a student volunteer at Doctors Hospital. She plans on attending UC Davis and major in Biological Science.

▶Escalon High senior Christian Rodriguez Ochoa volunteered 32 hours with GECAC as a tutor. He also amassed over 800 hours with Delta Blood Bank, Escalon Public Library and Interact Club. He plans to attend UC Berkeley and study Biochemistry (Pre-Medicine).

▶Weston Ranch High senior Deepa Singh volunteered 80 hours with GECAC tutoring students struggling in school. She also volunteered over 220 hours with Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. She plans to attend UC Davis and study Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior.

▶East Union High senior Emely Rodriguez volunteered 70 hours with GECAC and served as a junior Counselor at Camp Nunez for migrant students. She plans on attending UC Santa Barbara or Sonoma State and major in Sociology.

▶Lathrop High senior Farhat Khairzadah has volunteered with GECAC since January 2017 and has been active in student government including serving as Senior Class President. She plans on attending CSU Stanislaus and study nursing.

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