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Auxiliary Daisy recently honored Inez Pandolfi with flowers and a Daisy gift card to celebrate 50 years of service to The Daisy. During his 50 years of service, Pandolfi has worked in all four Daisy Stores. To recognize her service, a star was added to her name on the Helen Ackerman Recognition Plaque to recognize her commitment to The Daisy.

The dairy also honored Carol McGuire for her 25 years of service to the organization.

The Daisy Auxiliary was founded in 1967 to raise funds in support of Central Coast Family Services Agency programs.

The Daisy Store at 1601 41st Ave. in Capitola sells high-end women’s clothing and accessories that are donated by the community, and is run and staffed by volunteers dedicated to community betterment.

Grants awarded

Crystal Salazar

Agri-Culture announced that it has selected four students to receive awards from its 2022 scholarships. The scholarships offered by the organization are for students who are entering or currently attending college and majoring in agriculture, animal science, or culinary arts..

• Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship: Crystal Salazar. A senior at Watsonville High School, Salazar will graduate in June with a GPA of 3,930. Salazar plans to attend CSU Monterey Bay where she will major in agriculture, plant and soil science in hopes of pursuing a career as a soil scientist.

McKenna Wood

• Jeannie Witmer Memorial Scholarship: McKenna Wood. A 2019 graduate of San Benito High School, Wood attended West Hills Community College from 2019-2021 and transferred to Fresno State in August 2021. She currently holds a college GPA of 3.47. McKenna expects to graduate in 2023 with a degree in liberal studies.

• Laura Brown Memorial Scholarship: Colby Galassi. A senior at Watsonville High School, Galassi will graduate in June with a GPA of 4.067. Colby plans to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she will major in agricultural education in hopes of pursuing a career as an agricultural teacher. Colby is currently class president at Watsonville High and has served in student government every year since she was a freshman.

Colby Galassi

• JJ Crosetti Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Miguel Sanchez-Ramirez. A senior at Watsonville High School, Sanchez-Ramirez will graduate in June with a GPA of 3.727. Sanchez-Ramirez plans to attend CSU Monterey Bay, where he will major in agricultural business management in hopes of pursuing a career as a supply chain manager. In 2021, Miguel received a Hero in Prevention award from the Pajaro Valley Prevention & Student Assistance organization.

Miguel Sanchez-Ramirez

These scholarships will be presented at the National Agriculture Day Spring Luncheon, which will be held inside the Heritage Hall of the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds on March 16.

Edwards takes a big step

Lakeview College of Nursing recently held a White Coat Ceremony to recognize students who have successfully transitioned into clinical practice through their Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Tyler Edwards of Scotts Valley was among the honored students receiving a white coat. Edwards attends the Danville campus in Lakeview.

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