Beth Childs/Genna Hurst Scholarship Awarded by Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) (6/10/19)
The Beth E. Childs/Genna Hurst Renewable Scholarship administered by the Calaveras Community Foundation was presented during awards night at Calaveras High School in late May. The 2019 Scholarship Committee selected two recipients to receive this award, Sylvia Hood and Mason Anderson. The Childs/Hurst scholarship is a 4-year $4,000 renewable scholarship awarded annually to a graduating student residing in the West Point/Wilseyville area.
Sylvia Hood, Calaveras High School senior resides in West Point. She has maintained an excellent GPA throughout her high school years. Spending her elementary school days involved in 4-H, she learned responsibility, work ethic, efficiency and the importance of participating in her community. A well-rounded young lady, Sylvia has been involved (and held leadership roles) in many clubs and groups including Interact Club, Calaveras Scholarship Foundation and Spanish Honors Society. Sylvia, as a senior, joined the Calaveras Career Technical Education program (a medical science course) with hands on experience at Mark Twain Medical Cancer Center. Here she learned that caring for people was her calling. She plans to attend CSU Chico in the pre-nursing program to obtain her degree with the eventual dream of becoming a medical doctor.
Mason Anderson also resides in West Point and has maintained a consistent 3.8 GPA throughout his high school career at Calaveras High School. He excels in math and his interest in architecture, design and building is leading him to a career in engineering. While at CHS, Mason has been active in six theatre productions, as Stage Manager. Participation in water polo, wrestling and swimming has filled Mason’s free hours. After graduation, attending Folsom Lake College for his general education degree is Mason’s plan. From there he will transfer to University of California, Davis to earn his BS in Engineering with a focus on Civil Engineering. Determination and dedication will be the driving force as Mason moves forward to reach his career goals.