Five local high school students accepted 2014 Richard Mastin Scholarship awards at a luncheon this week at the Vineyard Restaurant banquet room.
Richard Mastin taught biology and chemistry at Madera High School and was head of its science department for 28 years.
Winners of the scholarships are Abraham Alamari, Alan Daza, Mckenzie Casey, Robert Espinoza and Leticia Martinez. All the students plan on attending colleges in California. The scholarships ranged from $500 to $1,000.
Alamari will attend Fresno State University majoring in structural engineering. Daza will major in mechanical engineering while attending California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Casey will attend University of California, Santa Barbara, majoring in chemistry in order to become a forensic scientist. Espinoza will major in electrical engineering also at Cal Poly and Martinez will attend UC Los Angeles majoring in biology with a goal of becoming a doctor...