Don Diego Foundation awards 18 scholarships

The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation has awarded $55,000 in college scholarships to 18 students who live in San Diego County and who have participated in the San Diego County Fair and/or other activities at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The top four recipients are:

  • Ethan Rockwell, Valley Center, $11,000, for the $5,000 Zable Foundation 4-H Scholarship, $1,000 Zable Foundation Junior Livestock Auction Scholarship, and the $5,000 Spanjian Family Scholarship;
  • Abigail Cotton, Valley Center, $8,000, for the Don Diego’s $5,000 Drown & Morrison FFA Scholarship plus a $3,000 Junior Livestock Auction Scholarship;
  • Madilyn Golden, Fallbrook, $6,000, for the $4,500 Tulloch Family Junior Livestock Auction Scholarship and a $1,500 Roxana Foxx FFA Scholarship;
  • Kyra Chen, Carlsbad, $5,000, for the $5,000 Ranglas Family Exhibitor/Participant Scholarship.

Other recipients are:

Del Mar: Anna Sohn, $1,000 Zable Foundation 4-H Scholarship
El Cajon: Amelie Simpson, $1,500 Mannen Family Exhibitor/Participant Scholarship
Escondido: Charles Diltz, $1,500 Zable Foundation 4-H Scholarship
Julian: Alyssa Arias, $2,500 Juanita Hayes FFA Scholarship; Rachel Rapue, $1,000 Zable Foundation Junior Livestock Auction Scholarship
Lakeside: Monica Ferris, $1,000 Ecke Family FFA Scholarship and $1,000 Zable Foundation Junior Livestock Auction Scholarship; Will Warner, $2,500 Allan Royster Vocational Education Scholarship; Carson Rossi, $1,000 Zable Foundation Junior Livestock Auction Scholarship; Skylar Rossi, $1,000 Zable Foundation Junior Livestock Auction Scholarship
Oceanside: Darby Gallagher, $1,000 Ecke Family Exhibitor/Participant Scholarship
San Diego: Pauldean Gervarges, $2,500 Schenk Family Employee Scholarship
San Marcos: Marianne Sadik, $2,500 Karetas Family Exhibitor/Participant Scholarship
Santee: Julia Bellavance, $2,500 Zable Foundation 4-H Scholarship
Valley Center: Keleigh Williamson, $2,500 Brothers Forever Scholarship.

The students will be honored at a gala and Sam Hunt concert on June 24 at the San Diego County Fair. Tickets are available at