A nonprofit employment, training and social service agency has awarded a total of $27,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in Madera, Merced and Stanislaus counties, including $9,000 to those in Madera, Madera Ranchos, Chowchilla and Oakhurst.
Local area winners were Crystal Maciel and Guadalupe Navarro of Madera High School, Gloria Zarate of Liberty High School, Alejandra Granados and Kyle Dwayne Hansen of Chowchilla Union High School, and Stephanie Marie Pardue of Yosemite High School.
Each received a $1,500 scholarship from Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC).
“CVOC scholarship applications were provided to counselors for those high schools in CVOC’s tri-county service area,” said scholarship coordinator Alica Chavez of CVOC. “Applicant’s GPA, family income and other criteria were considered.” ...