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-2022  Scholarships Winners-

America Ramirez Lomeli- $1000

America is a previous GNNA scholarship winner and continuing at UC Davis working on a double major in Political Science and Sociology.  America lives off of Northgate Blvd. and her life experiences have shaped the women that she is.  She has volunteered at various organizations including Shriner’s Hospital and going back to Grant High School to help students learn about college and how to apply for college.  She also was an intern at Centro Legal de la Raza and worked on collecting information on detention centers.  America is drawn towards studying either immigration or family law/policy due to her own experience of being an undocumented student.  She hopes to receive her DACA visa in the future so that she can continue moving forward with her goals of helping others, getting a good job, and buying her mother a house.  (Middle Photo)

 

Edgar Cuadros- $1000

Edgar is a previous GNNA scholarship winner and is continuing his studies at Villanova University School of Nursing in Pennsylvania.  Edgar is working towards eventually becoming a Nurse Practitioner eventually become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.  Edgar was raised with a culture of helping others.  He has been involved with St. Joseph Parish in North Sacramento as both an altar boy and planning the annual parish festival.  Edgar also coaches for the Natomas Youth Soccer Club.  Since attending college, Edgar has had to give up coaching a team of players but continues to offer individual and small group coaching to players he has worked with in the past.  Edgar would like to see more young people in our community understand the importance of setting goals and getting a college education.  (Middle Photo)

 

Larrissa Riddle- $1000

Larrissa Riddle is a Grant High School graduate (class of 2022) who has been accepted to UC Irvine and plans to major in Criminology, Law, and Society.  Along with being a graduate of Grant High School, Larrissa successfully complete Prime Time Teen through the Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department and completed 32 hours of community service. Larrissa also volunteered with SacYouthWorks and worked with youth on community projects.  Larrissa is very goal oriented and will be the first member of her family to graduate from college.  Upon completing her degree, she plans to come back to Sacramento and help the community. Larrissa’s family are longtime residents of Northgate Gardenland, and she was thrilled at the Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival and hopes that similar events continue into the future to bring people together. (Photo on left)

 

Delaney Joyce- Josi Juarez Memorial Scholarship Winner and GNNA scholarship winner $1500

Delaney Joyce graduated from Natomas Charter School PFAA (class of 2022) and will be attending CSU Sacramento where she will pursue a communications related career.  Delaney is an excellent writer and hopes to work with people and to travel.  Delaney believes that traveling and experiencing different cultures is the key to being a good communicator.  She hopes to use her communication skills to become a writer or a teacher.  Delaney volunteered at the Sacramento Zoo Teen Program and helped to set up and run enrichment stations around the zoo to educate and entertain families and children.  She also volunteered as a teacher’s assistant to special-needs students.  As an assistant, she would read to students, help with homework and play with students during recess.  The Pandemic affected her ability to volunteer in -person but she hopes to volunteer in clubs and programs to benefit others.    Delaney has lived in the Northgate area since she was 12 years old and appreciates the diversity of the area.  Delaney attended the Cinco de Mayo parade and participated in the Community Paint Day where she was able to help paint the mural.  Delaney is proud to be a member of the community but wants more crosswalks on Northgate. (Photo on Right)

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Neighborhood Boundary for Scholarship Awards

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