Ramona High seniors top $1.6 million in scholarships

Receiving Ramona Rotary Club scholarships of $500 each are Caitlin Choy, Colton Houlihan, Ashley Houts, Kaila Michitsch, Michaela Owens, Tyler Weaver-Villa, and Jordan Wylie. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
Receiving Ramona Rotary Club scholarships of $500 each are Caitlin Choy, Colton Houlihan, Ashley Houts, Kaila Michitsch, Michaela Owens, Tyler Weaver-Villa, and Jordan Wylie. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Ramona High School seniors received $1.66 million in scholarships during Senior Awards Night.

Ramona businesses, organizations, and individuals rewarded student efforts with $46,216 in scholarships. College awards totaled $1.28 million, and military scholarships added $340,000.

Old Miner’s Scholarship to valedictorians

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Bob Weldon presents Santa Maria Masonic Lodge #580 scholarships of $500 each to Megan Buckley and Colton Houlihan. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Kia Turner and Katie Cobian    $1,308 each

Arts Unlimited

Katherine Turvey $500

California School Employees Association

Brianna Abarca $300

Bryan Coane, $300

Stephanie Destefano $300

Nicholas Fitzpatrick $300

Landon Jones $300

Samantha Kershaw $300

Eric Martenson $300

Alexander Richardson $300

Justin Sebenius, $300

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On behalf of Ramona Unified's Management staff, Superintendent Robert Graeff presents Maria Jenkns and Tyler Weaver-Villa with scholarships of $300 each. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Katherine Turvey $300

Rachel Vaca, $300

Marisa Ybarra $300

Arvie Degenfelder Fine Arts

Meredith O’Gwynn $500

Delta Kappa Gamma Society Int’l

Amy Jordan $500

Jessica Berman $500

Joe Meade Inspirational

Sabrina Hernandez $400

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Teacher Robert Grace makes sure he has a photo of a scholarship recipient. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

PTSA

Alexis Baggett $300

Jessica Berman $200

Megan Buckley $200

Theodore Dean $300

Bonnie Judd $300

Rachael Lindquist $300

Kelsey Luckie $200

Tyler McDonald $200

Jordan Wylie $300

Sun Valley Council PTA

Amy Jordan $350

Ramona Pop Warner

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Retired teacher and coach Al Schaffer congratulates Coach Earl Holsapple $500 scholarship recipient Tyler Weaver-Villa. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Colton Houlihan $500

Ramona Art Guild

Delaney Dougher $1,000

Ramona Chamber of Commerce

Nicole Darrough $1,000

Kayleigh Hancock $1,000

Kaila Michitsch $1,000

Rachel Vaca $1,000

Dustin Ballantyne $1,000

Ramona Garden Club

Clinton Jones $1,000

Kayleigh Ward $1,000

Jared Godes $1,000

Ramona Sentinel

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Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Brianna Abarca $200

Ramona Teachers Association

Melissa Abarca $400

Yvette Herrera $400

Theodore Dean $400

Ramona Rotary Club

Caitlin Choy $500

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Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Colton Houlihan $500

Ashley Houts $500

Kaila Michitsch $500

Michaela Owens $500

Tyler Weaver-Villa $500

Jordan Wylie $500

Robert Rhoades

Brenda Leyva $100

Bryce Matthews $100

RUSD Management

Tyler Weaver-Villa $300

Maria Jenkins $300

San Vicente Valley Club

Ramiro Gonzales, Eric Martenson, Johannah Kramer, Jordan Wylie, Jessica Berman (amount not published per club’s request)

Santa Maria Masonic Lodge #580 John Wayne McKinney Scholarship

Colton Houlihan $500

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Teacher Stephanie Hurst presents Amy Jordan and Jessica Bernam with scholarships of $500 each from Delta Kappa Gamma International. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Megan Buckley $500

Clarence Sherman Memorial

Tyler McDonald $500

Irene Sherman Memorial

Amy Jordan $500

Soroptimist International

Yvette Herrera $500

Rudi Stockalper Memorial

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Retired teacher and coach Bill Tamburrino announces a second Rudi Stockalper Memorial scholarship recipient as Nicole Darrough walks to her seat after receiving her $250 Rudi Stockalper award. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Aubrey Canfield $250

Nicole Darrough $250

Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign War Private First Class Archie G. McArthur Post 3783

Spenser Jones $1,000

Coach Earl Holsapple

Tyler Weaver-Villa $500

Lillian Charn Schaffer Music Scholarship

Jeanette DeWeerd (amount unavailable)

Ramona Real Estate Association

Jordan Wylie $750

Kayleigh Hancock $750

Dan Fager Memorial Scholarship

Katie Cobian (amount unavailable)

Ramona Woman’s Club

Eric Martenson $1,000

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Palomar Charter of Region 18

Caitlyn Choy $200

Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County

Melissa Mitton $1,000

Philanthropic Education

Organization (P.E.O.)

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Eric Martenson accepts a $1,000 Ramona Woman's Scholarship from Betty Carpenter and Karen Stangl. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Katie Cobian $2,500

Deputy Sheriff’s Association

Lauren Barrett $1,500

California Law Enforcement Association Scholarship

Lauren Barrett $500

Glen Hunter Memorial Scholarship

Dustin Ballantyne $450

Justin Sebenius $450

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Kayleigh Hancock and Jordan Wylie accept $750 scholarships from Ramona Real Estate Association, represented by Martha Luce, Cheryl Hotchkiss, Sally Westbrook, and Andrea Stykel. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

AVID Senior Standout

Jessica Castro $100

Bulldog PRIDE Award

Tyler McDonald $100

Miriam Silva $100

National Auto Technology Competition — 7th Place

Dustin Ballantyne $15,000

Justin Sebenius $15,000

Ford AAA Auto Skills Competition — 3rd Place

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Spenser Jones holds a U.S Navy mock check representing the $180,000 value of his Navy scholarship. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Automotive Diagnostics Team

Dustin Ballantyne $23,000

Justin Sebenius $23,000

College & Other Scholarships

Neumont University

Joshua Kubiak $15,000

University of Arizona Athletic Award

Jackson Willeford $28,000

Dartmouth College Athletic Award

Beau Sulser $44,000 a year

California PTA Scholarship

Caitlyn Choy $1,000 and $2,000

Chelsea King Sunflower Scholarship

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U.S. Army Major Rich Cotte presents Theodore Dean with a mock check showing the $160,000 value of his Army scholarship. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Caitlyn Choy $10,000 Sparkle winner and $2,000

University of San Diego

Stephanie Hoertig $60,000

West Virginia University

Sierra Miramontes $50,000

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Justin Sebenius $52,000

Ford

Dustin Ballantyne, working as a transmission tech helper at Perry Ford for a year, then attending Ford ASSET Dealer Training to become an automotive technician

University of Nevada, Reno

Lauren Barrett $1,500

Creighton University

Rachel Vaca $48,000

Cox Communications Scholarship

Laura Calcara $1,000

Loyola Marymount

Laura Calcara $60,800

University of Oklahoma Athletic Scholarship

Dylan Blankenbaker $16,000

University of California Davis

Michaela Owens $105,020

Harvard College

Kia Turner $209,000

Bridgestone/Firestone Scholarship

Dustin Ballantyne, amount unavailable

Kelly McGinnish Memorial Scholarship

Joshua Benke $2,000

Ford Salute to Education Scholarship

Joshua Benke $1,000

Sheet Metal Worker’s International Scholarship

Melissa Mitton $16,000

Southern Methodist University

Dallas Forbes $48,000

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Tyler Weaver $10,000

Arizona State University

Chris Durham $42,000

University of Arizona

Hanna Szymanski $48,000

Southern Arkansas University

Kimberly Whelehon $44,400

University of Notre Dame

Katie Cobian $72,800

U.S. Army

Theodore Dean $160,000

U.S. Navy

Spenser Jones $180,000

   
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