Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Auto Shop Leads to $1,000 Scholarships for 11 Students

Miramar College/ Caterpillar/Hawthorne Diesel $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to 11 district automotive students from La Jolla, Madison, Crawford IDEA, Point Loma and Clairemont high schools.

Scholarship recipients are: Christian Benitez and Francisco Rios, Madison High School; Tori Fletcher, Daniel Gonzalez, Daniel Jaimes, Darrin Monzon, Simon Rodriguez, and Josh Scales, Clairemont; Roy Conrad, Pt. Loma; Jose Barrios Crawford IDEA; and Timothy Machado, La Jolla.

The scholarships were presented at a recent reception at Miramar College. Parents, automotive teachers and students were welcomed by Miramar College President, Dr. Patricia Hsieh, following a reception and tour of the existing and new state of the art diesel facility. The bulk of this year’s funding came from Hawthorne Machinery Company, the largest Caterpillar dealership in Southern Californian.

For more information, please contact Greg Quirin, CCTE Program Specialist, at (858) 503-1736 or gquirin@sandi.net.