2021 Recipients

Clarisse Tracy

Ms. Clarisse Tracy is a 2021 Agricultural Scholarship recipient. Clarisse graduated from Garces Memorial High School in Bakersfield with a 3.98 weighted GPA. Clarisse was a member of the school track, tennis, and cheer teams. Clarisse was also an active member of FFA. Clarisse will attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall where she will major in agricultural business with the career goal of owning her own farm.

Daniela Carrillo

Ms. Daniela Carrillo is a 2021 Field Worker Scholarship recipient. Daniela graduated from Reedley High School in Reedley with a 4.5 weighted GPA, the highest in school history. Daniela was a member of the Youth Health Corps and participated in the Reedley toy drive and community food bank projects. Daniela will attend UC San Diego where she will major in public health with a goal of becoming a public health educator or doctor. Daniela’s father works for Matoian Brothers.

Enrique Carrillo

Mr. Enrique Carrillo is a 2021 Agricultural Scholarship recipient. Enrique graduated from Wasco Union High School in Wasco with a 4.20 weighted GPA. Enrique was a member of the school track, wrestling, and cross country teams. Enrique also volunteered at Wind Wolves Preserve where he helped with the removal of invasive plant species and the replanting of endangered species. Enrique will attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall where he will major in agriculture engineering with a career goal of becoming an ag engineer.

 

Fernanda Sevilla

Ms. Fernanda Sevilla is a 2021 Field Worker Scholarship recipient. Fernanda graduated from La Quinta High School in La Quinta with 4.5 weighted GPA. Fernanda was a four-year honor roll student, and a member of the school film and fashion clubs. Fernanda will attend UC San Diego where she will major in psychology with a goal of becoming a psychologist. Fernanda’s parents worked in the table grape harvest for Desert Fresh, Inc.

 

Gustavo Valenzuela

Mr. Gustavo Valenzuela is a 2021 Field Worker Scholarship recipient. Gustavo graduated from McFarland High School in McFarland with a 4.52 weighted GPA. Gustavo was associated student body vice president, was a member of the varsity baseball team and provided educational resources to students in Mexico. Gustavo will attend UCLA where he will major in biology with a career goal of becoming a physician. Gustavo’s parents worked in the table grape harvest in the Delano area.

 

Johanna Arreola

Ms. Johanna Arreola is a 2021 Field Worker Scholarship recipient. Johanna graduated from Cesar E. Chavez High School in Delano with a 4.17 weighted grape point average. Johanna was a member of the school marching band and the Delano Police Department Explorer program. Johanna will attend Porterville College, then transition to Sacramento State. Johanna will major in criminal justice with a goal of becoming an FBI agent. Johanna worked in the table grape harvest in the Porterville area.

 

Michaela Mederos

Ms. Michaela Mederos is a 2021 Agricultural Scholarship recipient. Michaela graduated from Tulare Western High in Tulare with a 4.07 weighted GPA. Michaela was involved in Future Farmers of America (FFA), where she earned many awards, including the state championship in the Grapevine Pruning Team competition. Michaela will attend Fresno State in the fall where she will major in agriculture business management with a goal of owning a floral shop.

 

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ABOUT California TABLE GRAPES

Californians have been cultivating grapes for more than two centuries. Today, 99 percent of U.S. table grapes are produced in California's warm, dry climate that is ideal for grape growing. With more than 90 grape varieties grown, California grapes come in three colors—green, red and black—and are in season from May through January.


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