The CCM Scholarship Committee has awarded 5 outstanding students with an academic scholarship for the 2019-20 school year.
Each of the selected students will pursue a higher education in their chosen fields and have demonstrated excellent leadership, academic, and philanthropic achievements.
Please join us in congratulating Aaron Black, Camille Alamo, Ana Cristina Moron Guzman, Jennifer Ruiz Diaz, and Yessenia Ramos Silva!
The scholarship recipients will be recognized at the CCM Annual Meeting on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Visalia Convention Center.
Charles Coggins Scholarship – Aaron M. Black
The Charles Coggins Scholarship is awarded to a student who is pursuing a career in agriculture/plant science and is a child of a CCM Member or member’s employee. This year’s recipient is Fresno State student Aaron M. Black. Aaron is majoring in Plant Science – Crop Production Management and Agricultural Business. Upon graduation, Aaron plans to take the Pest Control Advisors Exam to further his plans of becoming a great PCA.
Harrison B. Smith Memorial Scholarship – Camille N. Alamo
The Harrison B. Smith Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student who is pursuing a career in agriculture/plant science. This year’s recipient is Camille N. Alamo from Gustine, California. Camille is studying Agricultural Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and plans to become a FFA floral design and horticulture teacher. Camille explained that she became passionate about agriculture while watching her father’s career and through the experiences that 4-H and FFA gave her.
California Citrus Mutual High School Scholarships – Ana Cristina Moron Guzman, Jennifer Ruiz Diaz, and Yessenia Ramos Silva
Our High School Scholarships are for seniors whose parents are employed by a CCM member.
Ana Cristina Moron Guzman graduated from Porterville High School and will be attending University of California Los Angeles. Ana has been actively involved in multiple clubs and volunteer organizations throughout her high school career. Ana plans to become a psychologist and would like to help youth discover an academic pathway.
Jennifer Ruiz Diaz graduated in the top one percent of her class from Portville High School and was the Class of 2019 Valedictorian. She will be attending CSU Fresno and majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
Yessenia Ramos Silva graduated from Porterville High School and will be attending Rice University. Yessenia is constantly striving to give back through her volunteer work, with organizations such as the Red Cross, Relay for Life, Homeless Project and numerous other organizations. Yessenia is an aspiring Obstetrician-Gynecologist.