Hello, my name is Kayla Allen and I am a 2017 graduate from Nevada Union High School. In the fall of 2017, I will be attending Kansas State University. During my studies there, I will be majoring in Animal Science and minoring in International Agriculture. I hope to further my studies even more a Kansas State University by obtaining my master's degree in Ruminant Animal Nutrition. With my degree I will be pursuing a career as an animal nutritional scientist. I am so excited to be starting this next chapter of my life. Thanks to the Newman Memorial Foundation, I will be able to accomplish and achieve my goals and dreams. Thank you for helping me begin my dream.
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Cahrma Dahneke - 2017
My name is Cahrma Dahneke, Im 18 years old, and ever since I was young I was always intrigued by special needs. Although I never took it too seriously, once I was a senior it became apparent to me that I wanted to teach special needs kids when I was older. I decided to attend Johnson & Wales University because it was a small school, it had smaller sized classes rather than large lecture, and it had a homey feel to it. My school is about 10 minutes outside of downtown Denver, Colorado, and my favorite pat - its all brick buildings! I love the feel of this school and cant wait to attend in the fall. I am majoring in Psychology, and then returning to California to finish up and become a special education teacher. My biggest goal is to become a teacher and to help change the lives of countless young kids. I would prefer to teach either middle school or high school kids. My senior year in high school, I redid, and revamped the elevators for the handicapped kids at my school. This included lighting, flooring, broken doors, painting, and mechanical issues. I ended up putting the handprints of every student enrolled in the special needs department on the inside foyer to give them a chance to truly be a part of the school. I cant wait to achieve my dreams and become a teacher, and learn countless things along the way!
Blake Yokom - 2017
I want to thank you so much for your support in helping me pursue my passion in College as a Fire Fighter/EMT. I was accepted at Butte college Fire Academy starting this July, 2017 to December 2017. After the Academy I would be pursuing my Fire Science Degree and Agricultural Degree. I could not do this without your support. I am extremely thankful to be receiving this scholarship to help me with costs of attending college. I am one of six children, the fifth one to graduate from Nevada Union High school and attend college. So you can imagine the cost for my parents. It is extremely important to our family that we all work hard and attend college to further our education.
Hello, my name is Hayley Pritchard. I will be attending Portland State University in the fall of 2016 in pursuant of a degree in health education and business. I am so grateful to have received the Newman Memorial Scholarship this year and cannot wait to put it to good use in Portland! I am very excited to contribute to the growing community at PSU!
My name is Graham Champagne and in the fall of 2016 I will be attending UC Berkeley. In college I plan to major in molecular and Cellular Biology with an emphasis in Neurology and possibly a double major in Cognitive Science. With this education I am considering two options to pursue my career in. My first option is to go to medical school to become a physician likely in ophthalmology. My second option is to attend graduate school in Neuroscience and go into either a position teaching or to pursue research in the field. I feel exceptionally fortunate to have received the Newman Memorial Scholarship with year and do not take this contribution lightly as it will assist me greatly in following my dream to go to college and achieve a degree in science.
Hello my name is Jessica Dent and I am a graduate of Nevada Union. I'm excited to be attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to study mechanical engineering. I have chosen this major because I hope to someday work in the field of renewable energy such as wind or solar. my dream is to develop efficient and reliable clean energy sources that help the planet. Thank you so much for awarding me this scholarship, I will be sure to put it to good use!
First of all I would like to say that it is an honor for me to be the recipient of this scholarship. I will be attending Sierra College this fall, and will be pursuing a degree in Nursing. After two years at Sierra I hope to transfer to Sac State and obtain a bachelors in Nursing. I'd like to thank you so much for investing in my future and selecting me for the Newman Memorial Scholarship Foundation.
Hello, my name is Kendal Brazil-Bloche and I was part of the graduating class of 2016 at Nevada Union High School. While in high school I participated in Future Farmers of America as well as was on the Cheerleading squad. I will be moving to Chico and attending Butte College in the fall of 2016 to study Agribusiness and Animal Science. I would like to thank the Newman Memorial Foundation for giving me financial support with college but for also helping me reach my dreams.
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Hello my name is Stefan Melko. I am currently attending Sierra College for a summer class and will be taking most of my classes in the fall. My major is Geography for transfer. While I am at Sierra College I will be building up my GPA and getting my general education finished up. After going to Sierra College for three years I would like to transfer to Humboldt University. I wish to primarily focus on cultural and physical geography so I have an easier chance of getting a job in Geographical Intelligence. I am quite thankful for your consideration to award me with this scholarship to further continue my education.
Hi, my name is Tessa Carovich, and I will be attending San Diego State University in the fall of 2016. While there, I will be majoring in biology with a possible minor in Spanish. With this, I plan on attending medical school to become an anesthesiologist. I have always wanted to go into the medical field, and I feel SDSU is the place to begin my journey. I am so excited to be starting this next chapter of my life and with the help and support of the Newman Memorial Scholarship Foundation by my side. Thank you to everyone who has made this journey possible for me.
My name is Lucy Meckler, and I currently attend Hillsdale College in southern Michigan. Here I am receiving a liberal arts education that helps me to pursue a life of truth, beauty, and goodness in their purest forms. I intend to major in English and minor in Politics with an eye towards constitutional law postgraduate. English and politics have always interested me from a very young age. Reading classics such as Homer, Aristotle, and Locke have only fueled my passion for these subjects since I began my college journey in August. Thanks to the Newman Memorial Foundation, students like myself can achieve their dreams. I only hope that I can one day give back and support my community through acts of kindness in accordance with virtue like the Newman Memorial Foundation has done for me.
Hello, my name is Mellisa Wilcoxen and I will be attending Butte Community College in fall of 2016. While going to Butte I plan on receiving my AA degree and finishing all of my general education. After this I plan on furthering my education at Chico State and getting my degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. I am pursuing the career of a profiler in the FBI. By doing this I hope to make our country a better place and safer place a little bit at a time so other young men and women can pursue their dreams and achieve the said "impossible". Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to receive this scholarship it is greatly appreciated and it will help me on the path to success.
Hello, my name is Jessica Murphy and I will be attending William Jessup University in the fall of 2015. While going to William Jessup University I plan on furthering my education and majoring in english so I can become a high school teacher in the future. Instead of going straight into teaching high schoolers I would like to travel around the world with the Peace Corps and teach basic english and math in other countries. I want to make sure that every child I reach will have an equal opportunity to succeed in life. Thank you for not only offering me financial support but moral support as well to help me begin my dream.
Hi, my name is Jennifer Gordon, and I will be attending Sierra Community College in the fall of 2014. I plan on getting my general education requirements out of the way and eventually going into a phlebotomy program through Sierra College. I would like to work in the medical field and late become a nurse. I am so grateful to have received this scholarship; I plan on working very hard this next year to put this scholarship to use.
Hi my name is Chalin Stowe and I will be attending Azusa Pacific University in the fall of this year. The University is located in southern California near Disneyland in the town of Azusa. My major is officially "undeclared", but I would love to study pre-med or medical science. Science has been my favorite subject since my freshman year in high school when I had the best science teacher I have ever had. Mr. Ramirez is an incredible teacher and taught me a surplus of science, but also gave me knowledge of the real world. I'm ecstatic to have received this scholarship and I could not be more thankful.
My name is Jazlyn Rose Steele, and I will be attending Hawaii Pacific University in the fall of 2013. It is located on the island of Oahu in downtown Honolulu. I am majoring in pre-marine science in hopes of one day becoming a marine biologist. I want to be able to work and specialize with dolphins and whales who have been harmed in the process of humans wanting to seek them out to hold in captivity. I am excited to be starting a new adventure in this process and I feel incredibly blessed to have received a scholarship from the university I will be attending, and from the Newman Memorial Scholarship Foundation. to make my dreams financially possible. Thank you for what you have given me and all of your compassion.
I am extremely grateful that the Newman Memorial Scholarship Foundation is helping me continue my education in sustainable agriculture. In the fall of 2013 I will begin four years working toward a degree in Human Ecology at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME. COA offers their only degree in Human Ecology whose requirements are based in interconnected studies. My classes will focus on farming, alternative education, food and nutrition, and sustainability. I hope to complete my work study positions at the college farms an in the kitchen on campus. I intend to work very hard in the coming years to achieve my goals, and I cant express enough how thankful I am for this donation that will help me achieve them.
My plans after high school are to continue with my passion to learn more about beef cattle and ag marketing. I was a member of the ag sales team in FFA and discovered how much I enjoy marketing and selling agriculture products. I look forward to finishing Modesto JC with a degree in ag business and then transferring to a four year college to complete my bachelors degree and hopefully obtain a job in ag sales.
After graduating from Nevada Union, class of 2012, I will be attending Monterey Bay State University where I will study psychology with hopes of becoming a teen/family therapist, offering different types of therapy not just the traditional counseling. It is with great pleasure starting the next chapter of my life knowing that people such as the Newmans are supporting me. The scholarship is more than just money to me, though, it is so much more meaningful and I plan to work as hard as I can to put this scholarship to good use. Thank you so much, I hope one day I can pay it forward.
Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to further my education by your generous donation to my future. I have decided to attend San Diego State University this fall to study Child Development and then obtain my teaching credential.
I have chosen to major in Child Development because I want to be able to understand how a child's mind works as they are in their most crucial years of development. I want to be the best teacher that I can be and make an impact on the lives of children. In order for me to accomplish this, I believe that this will be the best major for me.
My name is Carmen Avery. This year I graduated from Nevada Union High School. In my life I've accomplished many things. I have overcome the trauma of my mother's death at the age of six. This year I completed my ROP Law Enforcement class. Another accomplishment is receiving this scholarship. My future goals for my life are to become a SWAT officer in Los Angeles and work up to becoming a SWAT officer for the FBI. This fall I will be attending Sierra College. While attending Sierra, I will be majoring in criminal justice and I will be getting a minor in health and fitness. I am very excited to start the move towards my career in police work and with the scholarship that I received from the Newman Memorial Scholarship Foundation, I am that much closer. Thank you.
My name is Victoria Rohrs. I graduated from Nevada Union High School in June 2011. During scholarship night at Nevada Union, I was honored to receive the Newman Memorial Scholarship. Shortly after graduating I moved to Santa Barbara, CA to attend Santa Barbara City College. I am a full time student and I intend on transferring to a University. I am currently undecided on my major but I know that I would love to work with animals as a career in my future. I have struggled financially my entire life but it was a dream of mine to attend college. This is why I am extremely grateful that I have received this scholarship. The scholarship I received will help me with my education and my future. Thank you so very much!
I graduated with the class of 2011, and am attending Sierra Community College to get my general education requirements out of the way. I plan on pursuing a career in computer technologies, which has always been a great passion of mine. I am so grateful that your foundation could provide resources to help me achieve my goal. Thank you, so much!
I graduated in Nevada Union's class of 2010 and am thrilled to be able to attend CSU Chico. My decided major is Business Administration with a marketing emphasis. I am so grateful to be granted the Newman Memorial Scholarship that has helped me return to the wonderful town of Chico to attend Chico State. I hope to have a great college experience and earn my undergraduate degree.
First of all I would like to say that it is an honor for me to be the recipient of this scholarship. I will be attending the University of Washington next fall, and will be pursuing a degree in Engineering. I don't know if you knew this but I actually played football with your son. It was our Jr. Midget year and I can perfectly remember how he always mad me laugh, I also remember his biright white cleats, but most important I rember his face perfectly. Thank you for allowing me to represent your name. I won't have this scholarship be a waste. Once, again, thank you for your support. ~Juan Espinosa
I graduated the class of 2009 at Nevada Union High School and will be attending Sierra College in the fall. Currently I am signed up for my general education requirements, and have not at this time declared a major. My current interest are either to major in liberal arts to become an elementary teacher or kinesiology to become a physical therapist. I know I have plenty of time to make this decision but my goal is to complete my two years of community college and transfer to San Diego State.
As I complete my general education at Sierra College, I plan to pursue a degree in special education and continue to serve my community through raising guide dogs for the blind. Thank you again. You are helping me to pursue my dreams!
Ever since I was a very small girl I have had a dream of becoming a marine mammal trainer. In order to do that I have come up with a plan to get me there. I am going to go to Sierra College for two years to get my required courses done and transfer over to UC Davis for two more years to major in Biology and minor in either Zoology or Animal Science. After I have received my Bachelors Degree, I hope to attend the program for the training of large exotic mammals at Moorpark College in Ventura County for just one year, this is where I will get my experience as an actual trainer (I believe this will be the most fun part of my journey). So in several years look for me in the dolphin show at Discovery Kingdom!
Since graduation at Nevada Union, I have stuck to my plan and have just graduated with an A.S. degree in Natural Sciences from Sierra College. I left with a GPA of 4.0 for the spring semester and a total GPA of 3.57. My road is still a long one, but I know I will enjoy every moment. I am excited to start the next chapter in my life at CSU Monterey Bay where I intend to graduate with a B.S. in Marine and Coastal Ecology. While I'm there, I hope to intern at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and gain more experience so my dream of swimming with the dolphins will become a reality.
Butte Community College
After graduating high school I moved to Aptos, Ca to start school at Cabrillo Community College. I have finished two semesters Fall '08 and Spring '09. During this semesters I received A's and B's in all my classes and hold a 3.5 GPA. I have been working part time and doing volunteer work with a occupational therapist. I want to be an occupational therapist and hope to get into Dominican University in San Rafael, CA. I am currently taking summer semester so that I can graduate by spring '10. I am taking Physics and English 2 while making to work, volunteer, and make some time to have fun on the side. I know who I am and I have goals set to take me where I want to go. I want you to know that your scholarship made this possible. I never would have moved and discovered my passion with out you. Thank you.
Currently I am an Agriculture Education/Animal Science Major at
I am currently finishing up my second year at Butte Community College, still working on my degree in Agriculture Education. I am looking forward to transfering to CSU Chico in Fall of 2011. I have enjoyed this past year in school being involved in Butte College Ag Ambassadors and being the Vice Chair for the Butte County Young Farmers and Ranchers.
I just finished my final year at Butte College, sad to see my to my time as a community college student over but thrilled for what's ahead. In a few short weeks I will start my first semester as a Chico State, wildcat. My major is Agriculture Education but I'm leaning towards changing my major to, Agriculture Business. I'm excited for the new opportunities that I will experience at Chico State as well as the friends that I will make. I'm planning to be involved in many clubs on campus as well fundraisers, including the Up till dawn fundraiser for St. Jude. I'm certain these next few years will the best. Looking froward to summer internships and a May 2013 graduation.
Currently I am nursing student attending
I am finishing my junior year in nursing school. Three years down and one more to go! This semester focused on pediatrics and maternity. I got to work with kids of all ages and with a lot of terrible diseases and then with laboring moms bringing new life into the world! This semester showed me that I don't think I have the heart to work with sick kids(emotionally I don't think I could handle it!), but it got me excited about going into the field of maternity when I graduate. I really love this area of nursing; it is such an exciting thing to be a part of and I thoroughly enjoyed all my clinical time! I also just started working as a Nursing Assistant at the Veteran Hospital in San Francisco. It is fun hanging out with all the veterans and its a nice way to keep me busy and to do something productive. I am planning to stay in San Francisco this summer (my first summer away from Penn Valley, sad) and work.
I graduated from the University of San Francisco this May with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. I am so excited and relieved to have completed my four years of college. Coming to the end of my time in school I look back and so appreciate all the help and support that so many people have given me over the years. I couldn't have gotten through it all without this support, going all the way back to the scholarship I received for the Newman Memorial. I am planning on going into Maternity Nursing and am currently looking for jobs throughout California and Nevada. I am also getting married in the Fall and excited about everything this year has to offer!
I graduated a Valedictorian from
I am currently finishing up my third year at UCSD, still working on the road toward medical school. Along with studying Biology, I have extended my studies to minor work in Spanish Literature as well as Psychology. Just this year I have become a member of the UCSD Club Basketball team and I am continuing to experience the many aspects that UC San Diego has to offer!!!
I have just finished up my 4th year at UC San Diego but will be taking a 5th year to complete my undergraduate work. This year has brought on many changes! Based on my experiences this past Winter abroad as well as the courses and professors I have encountered this year I have realized that I would be better served in another healthcare profession. Instead of Medical School, I have decided to pursue a career in nursing with a focus on Public Health. At this point, I am researching various schools to apply to in the Fall! My hope is that I will remain in California, ideally closer to home! :) I am excited about these changes and am really looking forward to what is in store for me!