Education notes: Scholarships awarded to 4 Catalina students

2014-06-09T00:00:00Z 2014-07-17T14:27:56Z Education notes: Scholarships awarded to 4 Catalina studentsAlexis Huicochea Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Scholarships awarded to 4 Catalina seniors

The Catalina High School Foundation awarded $15,000 in scholarships to four Catalina Magnet graduating seniors.

Students were selected based on good grades, letters of recommendation, a written essay and an interview with the selection committee. The winners are:

  • Edna Macias
  •  received $5,000 to attend Pima Community College.
  • Tanner Giessuebel
  •  was awarded the Jeffrey McKeever Scholarship in business and entrepreneurship for $1,000. He will attend the University of Arizona.
  • Jorge Castro
  •  received $1,000 to attend the University of Arizona.
  • Dagem Eshate
  • , class valedictorian, received $8,000 to attend the UA.

The scholarships were made possible through donations from alumni James Muzzy, Dr. Barbara Callaway Pollack, Jeffery McKeever, and the Betty and Gordon Moore Memorial Foundation.

4 Marana schools offer free breakfast, lunch

The Marana Unified School District is providing free breakfast and lunch to children under age 18 as part of the Summer Food Service Program.

Marana expects to serve more than 12,000 free meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture program, which is open to all children, even those not registered in the district.

Meals are served at:

  • Butterfield Elementary School, 3400 W. Massingale Road, Monday through Friday, through June 27. Breakfast is from 7:40 to 8:30 a.m.; lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Desert Winds Elementary, 12675 W. Rudasill Road, will operate Monday through Thursday, through June 26. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Estes Elementary, 11280 W. Grier Road, will be open Monday through Thursday through June 26. Breakfast is served from 7:40 to 8:30 a.m., lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Marana Middle School, 11285 W. Grier Road, will operate Monday through Thursday, through June 12. Breakfast is from 7:50 to 8:30 a.m., lunch is from 11:10 a.m. to noon.

2 local students land

biomedical internships

Two Tucson high school students received summer research internships as part of an essay contest put on by the Southwest Association for Education in Biomedical Research.

Kendra Meer of University High and Christian Smith of Sabino were two of four winners in the contest, which had an essay theme of “How has biomedical research using animals benefited a pet, you, or someone you know?”

The contest works to identify and recognize students who can demonstrate superior understanding of the scientific process used in research, the importance of the use of animals in the medical and biological sciences, and who can artfully communicate that understanding in writing.

6 Rincon High grads earn scholarships

Six Rincon High School graduates have each been awarded $1,200 scholarships from the Rincon Ranger Foundation.

The recipients: Sarah Zwicker, who will attend Grand Canyon University; Irasema Fonseca Gonzalez, Marrissa Carrillo, Julieta Hernandez and Tommy Tran Doan who will attend the University of Arizona; and Ramon Garavito, Jr., who will attend Arizona State University.

Compiled by reporter Alexis Huicochea. Contact Alexis at or 573-4175. On Twitter @AlexisHuicochea

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