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Sofia Arredondo, Lakeport, Clear Lake High School
Sofia is a hardworking first-generation college student who hopes to own her own business and/or work in the sports
industry. Sofia has excelled in school, being named one of her high school's top 40 students, an award that she was
nominated for and voted on by staff. She has excelled in school, skipping a grade, while maintaining a 4.0 GPA and
being actively involved in CSF, student council, and golf. Sofia attended a CADA/CASL leadership conference at UC
Santa Barbara where she grew as a leader. She plans to attend Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in the fall and major in business.
Harmandeep Batth, Lodi, Tokay High School
Harmandeep is a passionate and dedicated student with a strong appreciation for the field of science. In the fourth
grade, Harmandeep joined the Science Olympiad team and his love for science has never wavered. He served as the
captain of the Tokay High School's Varsity Science Olympiad team where he broadened his knowledge in all aspects
of science. This experience led him to his career goal of becoming a healthcare professional. He hopes to one day
provide quality healthcare in the Central Valley. Harmandeep has volunteered within his community at the Sikh Temple,
San Joaquin County Medical Society, and the NorCal Science Festival. Harmandeep plans to attend UCLA, majoring in
Biochemistry with a minor in Agricultural Pest Management.
Faith Hunt, Lodi, Lodi High School
Faith is the first in her family to graduate from high school and pursue a college degree. She is goal-oriented, driven, and
values her education. Throughout her high school career, Faith has been active in 4-H and FFA and was one of 43 seniors
to receive a gold academic pin for being involved in scholastic extracurriculars while maintaining multiple jobs. Faith
plans to become an agricultural inspector after college because of a passion she developed through livestock and crop
judging contests in FFA. Faith is a dynamic leader and served as the Mother Lode Sectional FFA Vice President. Faith
plans to attend Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in the fall majoring in Agricultural Business.
Juan Sanchez Velazquez, Santa Rosa, Roseland Collegiate Prep
Juan is an eager and dedicated student who is actively involved in his school and community. Born in Mexico, Juan
and his family immigrated to California in 2010. Juan will be the first in his family to achieve their dream of a college
education. Juan is a devoted student and has maintained a 4.0 since the seventh grade, and recently received
many awards for his scholastic achievements including Advanced Honor Roll, Exemplary Award, Most Improved,
and Outstanding Academic Success. He has an exceptional work ethic and is intrinsically motivated by his desire for
knowledge. Juan plans to attend Cal Poly, Pomona or San Diego State in the fall majoring in Hospitality and Tourism.
Julie Sporleder, Acampo, Galt High School
Julie is a goal-oriented student with a deep appreciation for the winegrape industry. Julie's career path took shape when
she completed her first Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) in FFA working in a vineyard with her grandfather.
She performed all tasks including tying grapes, pruning vines, and conducting sugar tests. Her experience in FFA
helped shape her career goal to grow winegrapes and work as a grape processor. Julie is actively involved in sports,
extracurricular activities, and community service projects while maintaining a 4.1 grade point average. Pursuing grape
production is more than just a SAE project to Julie, it is a way to continue her family's history - something she deeply
values. Julie plans to attend Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and major in Viticulture and Enology.
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