Sunkist Awards Outstanding Students with Bodine Scholarships

Oct. 9, 2013, Sherman Oaks, CA…Sunkist Growers is awarding 16 promising students in the cooperative’s growing areas of California and Arizona with scholarships to assist them with their academic pursuits.

The annual Bodine-Sunkist Scholarship, established in 1985 in memory of Sunkist board vice chairman Arthur W. Bodine, honors exceptional students from agricultural backgrounds.
“We are pleased to announce this year’s Bodine-Sunkist scholarship recipients,” said Sunkist President & CEO Russell Hanlin. “These students show tremendous promise, and we’re honored to support them in fulfilling their academic goals.”

The following students have been awarded Bodine-Sunkist scholarships for the 2013/14 academic year:

  • Raquel Campuzano Santamaria, Orosi, CA
  •  Denise Cornejo, Watsonville, CA
  •  Leticia Garcia Reyes, Woodlake, CA
  •  Miriam Juarez-Vargas, Salinas, CA
  •  Rodrigo Tellez, Tracy, CA

Scholarships have been renewed for the following previously selected winners:

  •  Nickzel Lezama, Yuma, AZ
  •  Joel Alcaraz, Los Angeles, CA
  •  Scarlett Ceja, Tulare, CA
  •  Steve Escarcega, Hanford, CA
  •  Claudia Garcia, Soledad, CA
  •  Cristina Gomez, Arvin, CA
  •  Kyle Pelot, Salinas, CA
  •  Rose Pier, Earlimart, CA
  •  Ana Sandoval, Goleta, CA
  •  Octavio Viramontes, Earlimart, CA
  •  Omar Viramontes, Earlimart, CA


October 08, 2013