Six Local Students Awarded Career & Technical Training (C&TT) Scholarships for 2017

Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) awarded Career and Technical Training scholarships to a total of six high school students during recent award night events. Four Calaveras High School students, one Bret Harte High student and one student from Mountain Oaks will each receive $1,500.

Calaveras High School student Jayda Hufana, of Valley Springs, is pursuing a career in cosmetology. Alexandra Smith, of Valley Springs, will be attending a trade school and focusing on automotive mechanics. Megan Lou Wright from Glencoe, will study Animal Science at Modesto JC with the goal of becoming a Police K-9 trainer. Calissa Morse will attend Modesto JC with emphasis on a career in Social Work.

Bret Harte High School student Paige Herndon, of Angels Camp, will be attending Sacramento City College or Butte Junior College and work toward a career in the medical field with emphasis on becoming an emergency responder.

Mountain Oaks School senior, Daniel Hill, will be attending Columbia College and plans to seek a degree in Natural Resources with a career goal of becoming a Game Warden.

Barbara Boyd White, CCF Scholarship Chair says, “Congratulations to all the well-deserving students awarded the C&TT scholarships! These sizable scholarships are available due to CCF receiving many generous donations from individuals and businesses.”

CCF administers the funds that make these C&TT scholarships possible. Since the C&TT fund’s inception in 2011, over $55,000 has been awarded. Business partners who earmark their generous donations to benefit the C&TT fund are Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Sierra Pacific Industries and Save Mart Supermarkets along with numerous individuals and other local businesses.

Calaveras High School students, (L to R), Alexandra Smith, Jayda Hufana, Calissa Morse, and Megan Wright hold their certificates after receiving C&TT scholarships. Not shown are: Daniel Hill, Mountain Oaks and Paige Herndon, Bret Harte High School.