Patterson High School’s graduating seniors received scholarships and grants in a May 22 award ceremony to help them as they continue academic careers.
One of the highlights of senior awards night was when local resident George Klopping presented the Northern California Scholarship Federation award to Stephanie Cantu for $8,000 a year, amounting to $32,000 for all four years of college. Cantu, one of the school’s 14 valedictorians, also received the Dale Lackey Scholar Athlete Scholarship for $600 and the Arthur and Corrine Shields Memorial Scholarship for $500.
Other students who received financial packages from four-year universities included Christopher Teran, who will attend Yale University and received $58,050; Frankie Sanchez, Luther College, $32,340; Jazmin Jauregui, UC Santa Cruz, $26,023; Zachary Tanner, San Jose State, $17,120; Garrett Funston, Oregon State, $11,043; Andrea Villarreal, UC Davis, $23,051; Theresa Bays, Linfield College, $17,300; and Kendrick Trotter, Humboldt State University, $17,070.
Class of 2012 valedictorians were Hailey Alldredge, Khalid Aziz, Adan Cortez, Kristen Debler, Samantha De La Rosa, Danielle Hansen, Sonia Jimenez, Brian Lemmon, Elsa Miranda, Denise Stobb, Laura Thompson, Cantu, Teran and Bays.
Awards and scholarships
• Associated Student Body Leadership Scholarship: Taylor Mitchell and Yvonne Gomez, $250
• Bright Family Foundation: Katrina Alvarez and Simon Wilson, $1,000
• California School Employees Association: Jazmin Jauregui, $250
n California Scholastic Federation Members: Sealbearer Life Membership, Jazmin Jauregui, Christopher Teran and Maritza Vega-Valdez; 100 Percent and Life Members: Laura Thompson and Theresa Bays
• Cash for College, California Student Aid Commission: Vicente Viramontes, $1,000
• Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award: Maritza Vega-Valdez
• Health Plan of San Joaquin-Stanislaus County Health Careers: Adriana Becerra, $5,000
• Hispanic Youth Leadership Council Principals Spanish Lip Sync: Jocelyn Arellano, Aimmee Arteaga, Lesslye Bracamontes, Melissa Enamorado Melgar, Anjel Martin Martinez, Stephanie Navarro, $200; Maritza Vega-Valdez, Elizabeth Martinez, Esveydi Abarca, Isabel Llamas, Marisabel Carrillo and Alisia Martinez, $100
• Kids Helping Kids: Gabriel Capote, $200
• Mitchell Gomes Memorial Track Scholarship: Kristen Debler, $200
• Parent Institute for Quality Education: Maritza Vega-Valdez, $500
n Patterson Association of Teachers: Stephanie Jenkins, Laura Thompson and Theresa Bays, $1,000
• PHS Parent English Learners Advisory Committee: Alberto Antonio Garcia, Jose Alfredo Martinez, Maritza Vega-Valdez and Yanet Ventura, $125 each
• Patterson Gridiron Club: Laura Thompson, $300
•PHS Tiger Depot: Erick Ali, Austin Beatty, Mitzael Elenes, Katarina Gamboa, Yvonne Gomez, Taylor Mitchell and Caitlyn Tanner, $500; Katrina Alvarez, Marisabel Carrillo, Andrea Hernandez, Kathryn Lee and Fernando Ramirez, $250
• Stanislaus County Occupational Olympics: Solomon Weaver
• Access Success, Stanislaus County Office of Education and College Access Foundation of California: Samantha De La Rosa, Melissa Enamorado Melgar, Danielle Hansen, $5,000; Paola Solorio, $4,000; Jose Martinez, $3,500; Roxanne McClain, Noemi Rangel and Denise Stobb, $2,500; Hailey Alldredge, Yvonne Gomez, Hamza Khan, Elisa Plascencia and Jackeline Sanchez, $2,000; Melissa Rosas, $1,500
• St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop: Jazmin Jauregui, $1,000
• Sue Rucobo Memorial: Taylor Mitchell
• Theresa Lara Memorial-Patterson Lion's Club: Theresa Bays, $750 for each year for four years.
• U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete: Laura Thompson and Adan Cortez
• Yamamoto Farms: Joshua Campo, $500
•Golden State Seal Merit Diploma: Hailey Alldredge, Armando Arellano Garibay, Theresa Bays, Stephanie Cantu, Luis Castaneda, Adan Cortez, Kristen Debler, Brenna Dominguez, Garrett Funston, John Grischott, Jazmin Jauregui, Brian Lemmon, Emily Martinez, Mikayla McGill, Elsa Miranda, Cameron Nothstein, Gissell Rodriguez, Heather Schaa, Samuel Schneider, Denise Stobb, Zachary Tanner, Christopher Teran, Laura Thompson, Joseph Vasquez, Solomon Weaver, Christopher Zepeda
• Seal of Multilingual Proficiency: Celina Gomez, Elsa Noemi, Veronica Ramirez, Noemi Rangel, Paola Solorio, Maritza Vega-Valdez, Andrea Villarreal
• Senior class officers: Taylor Mitchell, president; Sarah Cote, vice president; Marisabel Carrillo, secretary; Andrea Villarreal, treasurer; Zachary Tanner, activities
• Associated student body officers: Gissell Rodriguez, president; Yvonne Gomez, vice president; Katrina Alvarez, secretary; Caitlyn Tanner, treasurer; George Garcia, activities; Meghan Wraa, school board representative; Frankie Sanchez, commissioner of athletics; Elsa Miranda, commissioner of publicity; Adriana Becerra and Lauren Csicsery, commissioners of spirit; Falysha Corral, commissioner of technology; Jazmin Jauregui, historian