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Apr 12, 2023 | Featured News | 0 comments

Marmolejo, Bautista named Col. J.G. Boswell Scholarship winners

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Written by Tina Botill


Alexia Marmolejo-Juarez and Jasmine Gonzalez Bautista are this year’s Col. J.G. Boswell Scholarship winners. The girls will each receive a full-scholarship which will pay for four years (up to $25,000 per year) of a college institution anywhere within the United States.

Alexia has earned a 4.2 grade point average all four years at Corcoran High. She was involved in various clubs receiving awards in most. She has been in ASB all four years of high school serving as school President this year and she is a member of MECha, Student Voice, Epic and the Spanish Club. She is a student site council member, and has participated in Upward Bound, the Trio Program, CSF (California Scholastic Federation) and is a school board meeting representative.

She was on the Principal’s Honor Roll all four years, and participated in Skills USA competition for Medical Terminology and the Academic Decathlon competing in the subject of speech, interview an essays. Alexia also works two jobs while attending school working on the weekends as a food handler at a local vendor stand selling corn and loaded potatoes on the weekends and she also works at Taco Bell during the week.

Alexia has also given back to her community volunteering at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, for the Rotary Crab Feed, for Corcoran Little League, at community kid’s day event and back to school night. She also tutors students in 7th and 8th grades each week and has participated in a school blood drive, canned food drive, career day, worked the track meet and Pathway Night and also volunteered for the Corcoran Chamber at Cotton Festival.

Alexia has also taken advantage of Corcoran High’s Dual Enrollment with College of the Sequoias and she has already completed one year of college credits as she heads to attend University of San Diego as a sophomore.

She has also competed in sports playing tennis and track for two years and she was a cheerleader for one year.

Alexia would like to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

“I hope to gain enough experience in the medical field to be the best medical provider,” Alexia said. “I want to work at the hospital of my dreams, which is Valley Children’s Hospital.”

Alexia would also like to become a traveling registered nurse working at different hospitals and specializing in pediatrics.

“I’ve always wanted to leave an impact in the lives of many and everywhere I go and what better way to do so than save lives and touch them as well,” Alexia added.

Outside of nursing, Alexia also plans on obtaining her real estate license and learn more about stocks and investing in all ways including property and companies.

Alexis is the daughter of Eduardo and Claudia Marmolejo.

“My father has worked for agriculture since he migrated to the U.S. in search for a better life and education for his children. I can honestly say that I owe it all to my parents and it’s thanks to them that I am in the position I am currently,” Alexia noted. “They taught and implemented the phrase ‘Si Se Puede’ which means yes you can, nothing is impossible and everything can be accomplished in life as long as you set your mind to it and to yourself.”

Alexia also acknowledges the J.G. Boswell Foundation for their generosity.

“To the Boswell company and the Boswell committee who awarded me this scholarship, I would like to thank you for the great opportunity that is furthering my education; with this I can pursue my dream of putting to use my education and obtaining a degree in the medical field,” Alexia commented. “It’s thanks to Boswell for giving me wings to fly as far as I always dreamed of. Just like Boswell is a great and important representation to Corcoran that’s what I want to be for Corcoran High, my parents, peers, and friends.”

Jasmine Gonzalez Bautista has a grade point average of 4.3 with a year of college completed. She is also currently class ranked #1 in her class and has earned Principal’s Honor Roll all four years in high school.

Her extra-curricular activities included sports such as volleyball for four years, cheerleading for four years, basketball for one year, soccer for one year and track for one year. She was awarded scholar athlete her freshman year with the basketball team. And, Jasmine also won junior homecoming princess and got nominated her senior year for Homecoming Queen.

Throughout her CHS career Jasmine has also been a part of ASB, California Scholastic Federation (CSF), MEChA, the Drama Club, Academic Decathlon, Future Farmers of America (FFA), the Trio Program, and has been a student with dual enrollment for College of the Sequoias.

Jasmine has also completed 15 community service hours for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

While Jasmine was accepted to various colleges she has chosen to attend University of California Berkley.

“I accepted my offer at UC Berkeley where I plan to major in psychology and eventually get my Master’s Degree to become a school psychologist,” Jasmine said. “After that, I plan to come back to the Corcoran community to open my own private practice.”

Jasmine is the daughter of Fernando González and Lourdes Bautista of Corcoran and both of whom work in agriculture.

“My parents both work in agriculture and my father has been in that field of work ever since he moved to America. My father is a hardworking man who has always pushed for better for the sake of his family,” Jasmine said. “My parents taught me the importance of hard work and dedication and also taught me to stay motivated because you truly can do whatever you put your mind to. Thanks to my father’s hard work and my mother’s loving advice I am where I am today.”

Jasmine also added that thanks to the Col. J.G. Boswell Scholarship she can achieve her goals.

“I would like to thank the James G. Boswell Company for allowing me to have this opportunity. I am truly honored to have been awarded this scholarship and not only that but to be recognized as one to represent James G. Boswell. Thank you so much for the generosity and the funding support your scholarship gave me and my family. Thanks to you my goals are within reach and I will be able to attend the University of California, Berkeley where I will major in psychology. Once again thank you I will forever be grateful and appreciative to be awarded this scholarship!” Jasmine noted.

Jasmine Gonzalez Bautista and Alexia Marmolejo Juarez

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