Sunkist awards scholarships

10/25/2013 09:28:00 AM
Mike Hornick

Sunkist Growers, Sherman Oaks, Calif., is awarding scholarships to 16 students.

The annual Bodine-Sunkist scholarship, established in 1985 as a memorial to Sunkist board vice chairman Arthur Bodine, recognizes the academic accomplishments of students from agricultural backgrounds.

Five of the 16 are new recipients for the 2013-14 year, according to a news release:

  • Raquel Campuzano Santamaria, Orosi, Calif.;
  • Denise Cornejo, Watsonville, Calif.;
  • Leticia Garcia Reyes, Woodlake, Calif.;
  • Miriam Juarez-Vargas, Salinas, Calif.; and
  • Rodrigo Tellez, Tracy, Calif.

Scholarships have been renewed for 11 previous recipients:

  • Nickzel Lezama, Yuma, Ariz.;
  • Joel Alcaraz, Los Angeles;
  • Scarlett Ceja, Tulare, Calif.;
  • Steve Escarcega, Hanford, Calif.;
  • Claudia Garcia, Soledad, Calif.;
  • Cristina Gomez, Arvin, Calif.;
  • Kyle Pelot, Salinas;
  • Rose Pier, Earlimart, Calif.;
  • Ana Sandoval, Goleta, Calif.;
  • Octavio Viramontes, Earlimart; and
  • Omar Viramontes, Earlimart.



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