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FHS students receive Salute to Education Scholarship

FALLBROOK – Two students from Fallbrook High School were awarded the San Diego County Ford Dealers Salute to Education Scholarship during a ceremony April 21 at the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

Madison Britton and Michaela York were among the 150 high school seniors to receive the honor. Special guest Michael Brunker, executive director of the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA, addressed students and families on the importance of education. Brunker applauded the students for their scholarship efforts and gave the statistics they were up against:

  • There are 33,000 seniors in high school in San Diego County
  • Only 60 percent of those students met the a-g requirements to enter college
  • 3,400 students applied for the Salute to Education Scholarship
The 150 winners each won $1,000 and a chance at a new Ford vehicle. Jonathon D'Andrea of El Camino High School won the automobile via a drawing.

Students were awarded scholarships in several categories of study, including science and technology, automotive, business, foreign language, general, athletics and many others.

York was awarded in the arts category and Britton in the social science category. The scholarship application included short essays as well as a résumé listing the student's accomplishments, future plans and contributions to their local community.


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