Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) Awards Career & Technical Training (C&TT) Scholarships for 2020 totaling $16,500 (6/10/20)

Calaveras High School students receiving scholarships and their fields of study are: Courtney Batterton-medical, Mackenzie Pekarek-criminal justice, Cole Heath-criminology, Elisabeth Marcellino-dental hygiene, Halee Theodore-radiology, and Ivie Gowen-nursing.

Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) awarded Career and Technical Training (C&TT) scholarships to a total of eleven high school students recently. Graduation, Awards Nights and so much more have been disrupted during this Covid-19 pandemic to say the least.  Six Calaveras High School students, two Bret Harte High School students and three Mountain Oaks students each received $1,500.

Mountain Oaks students and their fields of study are: Benjamin Qualis- professional chef, Casey Taylor-auto mechanic, and Charles Clark-diesel mechanic.

Bret Harte students Chloe Cockshott and Jenna Leary were chosen to receive C&TT scholarships.  Chloe’s field of study is esthetics and Jenna will study emergency medical service.

C&TT Scholarship recipients above plan to attend a variety of schools including: Butte Community College, Columbia Community College, Consumes River College, Contra Costa Community College, Delta Community College and The Paul Mitchell School.

“These well-deserving students receiving C&TT scholarships are to be commended! Many generous donations from individuals and local businesses make these sizable scholarships available to local students” states Linda Kangeter, CCF Scholarship Committee Chair.

CCF administers the funds that make these C&TT scholarships possible. Since the C&TT Scholarship fund’s inception in 2011, over $104,500 has been awarded. Business partners who earmark their generous donations to benefit the C&TT fund are Pacific Gas & Electric Company and Save Mart C.A.R.E.S. Foundation.