Seven graduates from Madera and Madera South high schools were awarded the Richard Mastin Science Scholarship and were treated to a lunch at The Vineyard on Thursday.
The Mastin Scholarship, which awarded one $1,000 scholarship and six $500 scholarships, is named after Richard Mastin, who taught biology at Madera High and was the head of the science department for 28 years.
The scholarships are given by his wife Norma, who also taught biology at Madera High and was also a counselor.
Cassie Niino, who graduated No. 1 from Madera High, received the top $1,000 scholarship. She will attend California State University, Fresno as a Smittcamp Scholar and major in chemistry to become an orthopedic surgeon...